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2013 Immigration Changes and Victories in Canada

While Harper lies to the media, Ministers Kenney and Alexander are out touting the next wave of destructive immigration changes. Now is a good time to look back and reflect on what changed in immigration in 2013, and the ways that migrant justice activists fought back.
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Kenney FTW

OTTAWA - Former immigration minister Jason Kenney acted reasonably in cutting federal funding to the Canadian Arab Federation because the organization appeared to be supporting the actions of terroris...
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Kenney Is A Fundraising BEAST

Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney's Calgary riding association has raked in almost $145,000 from Ontario since 2007, a CBC News analysis reveals. It's no secret that Kenney has spe...
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Sorry, Granny -- Canada Doesn't Want You

By imposing undue barriers and financial hurdles to prevent doting grannies from joining their families in Canada, the Conservative government is robbing 1st and 2nd generation Canadian kids of life's natural endowment. These second-class Canadian children are hobbled by this social handicap. This National Grandparents Day, those of us who have benefited from the ever-loving arms of "gran" and "gramps" recognize that all Canadian kids should be afforded that privilege. Period.
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Jason Kenney's 10 Biggest Blunders as Immigration Minister

This spring, Alberta MP Jason Kenney became the longest continually serving Immigration Minister in Canadian history, according to his department. With the Cabinet Shuffle, his tenure ends. What better time to review the Immigration Minister's biggest blunders on this ever important file? Perhaps this will serve as a cautionary tale to the new Minister.

Media Bites: The Secret Not-So-Boring Side of Canadian Politics

A large reason why Canadian politics often seems so boring is because Canadians (or at least our politicians) are usually too timid to honestly debate the issues that actually make this country an interesting place -- Quebec, immigration, the constitution, etc -- and instead pass off stuff like cheese market reform as brave iconoclasm.
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Deported After 26-Year Battle

OTTAWA - A 70-year-old Palestinian man who built a family in Canada while fighting deportation for more than a quarter century was removed from the country over the weekend.Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Moham...

Kenney Wants Faster Citizenship Timeline

OTTAWA - Canada's immigration minister says he wants to see citizenship applications processed in 12 months or less.Jason Kenney told a Commons committee today that he is concerned about the backlog o...
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Kenney Boasts About Immigration Numbers

OTTAWA - The Harper government says it has reduced Canada's immigration backlog by 40 per cent.Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the wait list at the end of 2012 was down to 616,2...
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Kenney's Tips For Christy Clark

Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he hasn't been following the scandal now engulfing B.C. Liberal Premier Christy Clark over her partisan strategy to reach out to ethnic voters, allegedly...
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Immigration to Canada: It's as Easy as Online Dating!

According to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, the upcoming "Web-based 'Expression of Interest' system" for immigrants advertising their skills is "like a dating site." Like a dating site!? Is that the model Canadians favour to pick our future citizens? For every Cinderella who finds her Prince Charming on an online forum, there is a string of Chris Brown's meeting their Rihanna. Once newcomers take the bait, are there any measures to ensure the Government of Canada won't be rendered to playing matchmaker-middleman to abusive relationships, thefts, misrepresentations of employment conditions, or scams?
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Canada: A Nation of Foreign Terrorists According to Bill C-43

In introducing Bill C-43 -- the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act -- the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration offered several justifications for this legislation, which on first impression, appear warranted. But the very title of the legislation suggests that Canada is overrun with foreign terrorists, escaped convicts, war criminals and the like. That's only the tip of the iceberg for this highly problematic piece of legislation.
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Jason Kenney Wants Limits On His Powers

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he'll seek limits on new powers that will allow him to prevent certain people from entering Canada.Kenney included the new ministerial authority — calle...

The Wimpy Numbers Behind Kenney's "Great Immigration Crackdown?"

On Monday, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney announced that the federal government had started the process of revoking the citizenship of 3,100 people suspected of lying to immigration officials in a highly publicized press conference.Fiscally conscious Canadians, who appreciate arithmetic, can see through this ideological contrivance.
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Kenney 'Demonizes' Refugees: Liberals

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney should support a study of the federal government's refugee health program cuts and put an end to his disparaging talk about refugees, Liberals said to...
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Immigration Programs On Hold: Kenney

CALGARY - Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says it's time to hit the "reset button" and temporarily put the brakes on new applications under two programs popular with skilled workers wanting...

Kenney's Wal-Martization of Immigration

With an announcement last week, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will allow the tentacles of corporate greed to dictate immigration to Canada. It doesn't take much imagination to guess what kind of worker big businesses would prefer prey upon. A multinational corporation would probably rather tap a foreigner who is willing to work for lower wages than their Canadian counterparts, accept abuses of the Canadian Labour Code and remain silent in the face of improprieties in exchange for permanent residence and happy shareholders.

Welcome to Canada, But Only if You're Fluent

Minister of Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, announced this week Canada would no longer welcome newcomers who were not proficient in our official languages. This policy flies in the face of common sense and the 500 years of experience Canada was built upon.