Jason Kenney Immigration

Kenney To Manitoba Gov't: Apologize For Using Immigrants As 'Political Props'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says the Manitoba government should apologize for a controversial immigration event two years ago....

2013 Immigration Changes and Victories in Canada

Syed Hussan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada
Syed Hussan

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.

Kenney FTW

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Former immigration minister Jason Kenney acted reasonably in cutting federal funding to the Canadian Arab Federation because the organization...

Kenney Is A Fundraising BEAST

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney's Calgary riding association has raked in almost $145,000 from Ontario since 2007, a CBC News analysi...

Sorry, Granny -- Canada Doesn't Want You

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

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.

Tories Considered Limiting Refugees With Health Problems: Docs

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government has examined setting limits on the number of refugees that Canada takes in with health problems, such as trauma from...

Jason Kenney's Speech To Muslim Group Goes Missing

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Politics

A speech made by former immigration minister Jason Kenney to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has apparently been erased from government we...

Jason Kenney's 10 Biggest Blunders as Immigration Minister

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

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

J.J. McCullough | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg 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.

Deported After 26-Year Battle

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Politics

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 co...

Kenney Wants Faster Citizenship Timeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's immigration minister says he wants to see citizenship applications processed in 12 months or less.Jason Kenney told a Commons commit...

Trudeau May Take Back Immigrant Vote From Conservatives

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau’s arrival at the helm of the Liberal party might wash away all the work Conservatives have assiduously undertaken to secure the vote ...

Kenney Boasts About Immigration Numbers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government says it has reduced Canada's immigration backlog by 40 per cent.Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says ...

'Iraqis Love Canada!': Jason Kenney's Surprise Trip

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's days are usually packed with public events, but he had a surprise item on the agenda Wednesday — a visi...

Kenney's Tips For Christy Clark

CBC | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he hasn't been following the scandal now engulfing B.C. Liberal Premier Christy Clark over her partisan...

Immigration to Canada: It's as Easy as Online Dating!

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

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?

Good News: Family With Expired Visas Allowed To Stay In Canada

CBC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Impact

Canada's immigration minister will allow a Moroccan family to stay in the country despite their visas being revoked a day before arriving in Montreal....

Do Minorities Like Him? Ottawa's Paying To Find Out

CP | Bruce Cheadle and Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Department of Citizenship and Immigration spent almost $750,000 monitoring ethnic media over the past three years, including assessments ...

Canada: A Nation of Foreign Terrorists According to Bill C-43

Irwin Cotler | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

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.

Jason Kenney Wants Limits On His Powers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he'll seek limits on new powers that will allow him to prevent certain people from entering Canada.Ken...

Controversial Immigration Bill Moves Forward

CBC | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The opposition NDP says a bill before the House of Commons today would give too much power to the immigration minister. Bill C-43, the Fas...

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

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

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.

Kenney 'Demonizes' Refugees: Liberals

CBC | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics

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...

Immigration Programs On Hold: Kenney

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says it's time to hit the "reset button" and temporarily put the brakes on new applications under ...

Despite Cuts, Most Refugees Will Receive 'First Rate' Health Care

CBC | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

The vast majority of refugees in Canada will continue to receive "comprehensive, first rate" health care, despite cuts to the interim fed...