Legal groups in Vancouver are launching a hotline for people who may have been discriminated against because they're Muslim, or perceived to be.

"If they are suffering discrimination as a result of that, they can call this hotline and get connected with some free legal assistance to help them determine if there is something legal they can do about it," said Josh Paterson with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

The new phone line is being hosted out of Access Pro Bono B.C., a non-profit organization called that connects people to free legal advice.

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