Canada foreign minister rebukes Trump over anti-Muslim comments

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Manassas, Virginia, on December 2, 2015 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's top diplomat, Stephane Dion, on Tuesday publicly chastised US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over his anti-Muslim comments.

"It's something that we cannot accept in Canada," Dion told reporters outside parliament.

"We have never been as far (in Canada) from what we've just heard in the United States," he said. "No political party could approach ... what was said in the United States."

Trump, who currently leads the Republican presidential polls by double digits, had called for a ban on Muslims entering the country.