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Ministers Kenney and Baird extend birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

December 13th, 2014

Ottawa, December 13, 2014 –The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement on the birthday of...

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Petition: the Journey to Freedom Day Act (Bill S-219)/ Pétition : Le projet de Loi sur la Journée du Parcours vers la liberté (projet de loi S-219)

December 9th, 2014

We, the undersigned, support the Journey to Freedom Day Act (Bill S-219) to commemorate those Vietnamese refugees who fled oppression and received Canada's protection. Nous soussignés appuyons le...

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Minister Oliver Affirms Canadian Support for Philippines in Preparation for Typhoon Hagupit

December 6th, 2014

December 6, 2014 - The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, today issued the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those put at risk by this powerful typhoon, as...

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Minister Wong celebrates Canadian volunteers’ contribution on International Volunteer Day

December 5th, 2014

December 5, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today marked International Volunteer Day by recognizing...

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Minister Bergen recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5th, 2014

December 3, 2014– Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, marked the International Day of...

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December 2nd, 2014

Canadian Second World War Veterans wrap up commemorative trip to Italy Photos below Following a week of ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Italian Campaign, Canadian Veterans bid a...

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Government of Canada supports summer jobs for youth

December 2nd, 2014

December 2, 2014 – Gatineau, QC – Employment and Social Development Canada Today, Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced...

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Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals to help Canadians with disabilities obtain jobs

December 1st, 2014

Organizations invited to apply for funding under reformed Opportunities Fund December 1, 2014– Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Candice...

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Minister Wong marks the end of Financial Literacy Month by highlighting the importance of financial literacy for seniors

November 28th, 2014

November 28, 2014– Winnipeg, Manitoba – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), joined by Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for...

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Government of Canada supports jobs and opportunities for youth and Canadians with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 28th, 2014

November 28, 2014– St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador– Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is helping 70 youth and Canadians with disabilities...

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Government of Canada announces appointment of additional Social Security Tribunal members

November 27th, 2014

November 27, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced...

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Release of National Seniors Council report on the social isolation of seniors

November 24th, 2014

November 24, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the Holodomor

November 22nd, 2014

Ottawa, November 22, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize the Holodomor: “Today, we remember one of the...

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Government of Canada Highlights New Tax Cuts and Benefits for Canadian Families on National Child Day

November 20th, 2014

November 20, 2014– Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada Today, to mark National Child Day, the Government of Canada is reiterating its commitments to helping families...

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Minister Kenney talks careers in the skilled trades at the Building Meaning Project National Roundtable

November 20th, 2014

November 20, 2014– Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the...

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Minister Bergen highlights the importance of saving for children’s post-secondary education during Financial Literacy Month

November 17th, 2014

November 17, 2014– Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, marked Financial Literacy month by...

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Harper Government helps reduce seniors’ isolation in North Vancouver

November 14th, 2014

November 14, 2014– North Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), joined by Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament...

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Harper government invests in Housing First homelessness initiatives in Durham

November 14th, 2014

November 14, 2014 – Durham, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Harper government is investing more than $1,300,000 in funding through the United Way of Durham Region as it...

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Minister of State Wong promotes new retirement income calculator during Financial Literacy Month

November 13th, 2014

November 13, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors, officially launched today the newly redesigned...

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Canada and Nova Scotia take action to help newcomers get jobs in their field faster

November 13th, 2014

November 13, 2014 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for...

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Harper Government invests in jobs and opportunities for youth in Pickering

November 12th, 2014

Federal government helps local youth find jobs November 12, 2014– Pickering, Ontario – Employment and Social Development The Harper Government is helping equip young Canadians in Pickering...

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Hon. Jason Kenney’s Remembrance Day Commemoration Speech

November 12th, 2014

Notes for Speech by Hon Jason Kenney, PC, MP Remembrance Day Commemoration Calgary Military Museums Calgary, Alberta November 11, 2014 “The struggle of freedom against tyranny is the struggle...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Polish Independence Day

November 10th, 2014

Ottawa, November 10, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Polish Independence Day: “As we reflect tomorrow on those who...

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Minister Kenney talks jobs and skills with employers at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce

November 7th, 2014

November 7, 2014 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Employment and Social Development Canada In a speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and...

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Federal and provincial governments work together to help apprentices in Atlantic Canada

November 7th, 2014

November 7, 2014– Halifax, Nova Scotia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic Premiers...

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Ministers Kenney and Uppal issue statement on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday

November 6th, 2014

Ottawa, November 6, 2014– The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to...

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Minister Kenney addresses the Toronto Region Board of Trade about the Government of Canada’s plan to give the skills and training Canadians need for in-demand jobs

November 6th, 2014

November 6, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at the...

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Minister Kenney talks skills training and jobs with the Canadian Electricity Association

November 5th, 2014

November 5, 2014– Ottawa, ON – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the...

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Harper Government invests in new online financial planning initiative for Canadians with disabilities

November 4th, 2014

November 4, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) announced an investment...

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Minister Bergen highlights Canada’s progress and leadership with Housing First at National Conference on Ending Homelessness

November 4th, 2014

November 4, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today addressed hundreds of community...

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Ministers Kenney and Uppal issue statement on Holocaust Education Month

November 3rd, 2014

Ottawa, November 3, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to...

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Re-appointment to the National Seniors Council

November 3rd, 2014

November 3, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today the re-appointment of Mr. Hubert P. McGrath...

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Harper Government Introduces Tax Cuts and Increased Benefits for Canadian Families

October 31st, 2014

October 31, 2014 – Calgary, AB – Department of Finance The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today highlighted new proposed measures to make life more...

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Minister Kenney Talks Jobs and Skills Training at the 8th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit on Vancouver Island

October 30th, 2014

October 30, 2014 – Nanaimo, BC – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today to the 8th...

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Minister Kenney presents 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award to “Tatay” Tom Avendano – Founder of Multicultural Helping House Society

October 29th, 2014

“Tatay” Tomas Avendano has helped countless immigrants integrate into Canada October 24, 2014—Vancouver, BC—“Tatay” Tomas Avendano is the recipient of the 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for...

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia launch the Canada Job Grant to help British Columbians get jobs

October 24th, 2014

October 24, 2014– Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Shirley Bond,...

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Government of Canada takes action to help newcomers get jobs in their field faster

October 24th, 2014

October 24, 2014– Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for...

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Minister Kenney issues statement condemning vandalism against Cold Lake Mosque

October 24th, 2014

Ottawa, October 24, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement condemning the act of vandalism against the Cold Lake Mosque: “Earlier today...

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Fund 4 Officer P Vincent & Cpl N Cirillo

October 23rd, 2014

For the families Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent & Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Standonguardfund.com This week has seen two brave Canadian soldiers murdered by terrorists for no other reason than...

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Ministers Jason Kenney and Tim Uppal issue statement to recognize Bandi Chhorh Divas

October 23rd, 2014

Ottawa, October 23, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Diwali

October 23rd, 2014

Ottawa, October 23, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Diwali: “Today Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in...

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Minister of State (Seniors) highlights Awareness to Action project at elder abuse awareness conference in St. John’s

October 20th, 2014

October 20, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland – Employment and Social Development The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), officially opened the Awareness To Action: Training to...

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Minister Kenney talks jobs and skills training at the Canadian Club of Toronto

October 17th, 2014

October 17, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at...

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Minister Bergen Highlights Benefits of Registered Disability Savings Plan

October 17th, 2014

Welcomes new RDSP Action Group in B.C. October 17, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social...

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Minister of State for Seniors participates in the 43rd annual meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

October 17th, 2014

October 17, 2014 – Niagara Falls, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), highlighted the Government of Canada’s work to...

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16th Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers Responsible for Seniors

October 16th, 2014

On-going collaboration to support the well-being of seniors living in Canada October 16, 2014 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Employment and Social Development Canada Federal,...

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Minister Bergen Participates in Event Celebrating Local Manitoba Apprenticeship Graduates

October 15th, 2014

October 15, 2014 – Southport, Manitoba – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for...

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Harper Government invests in project to create financial abuse awareness among PEI residents

October 14th, 2014

October 14, 2014 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today New Horizons for...

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PM announces the first recipient of the Canada Job Grant

October 10th, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba 10 October 2014   Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Oxygen Technical Services Limited, an information technology service...

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Harper Government announces increased access to EI sickness benefits

October 10th, 2014

New measures build on Helping Families in Need Act October 10, 2014 – Gatineau, Quebec– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State...

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Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories launch the Canada Job Grant to help people in the Northwest Territories get jobs

October 9th, 2014

October 9, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development...

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Governments of Canada and Alberta launch the Canada Job Grant to help Albertans get jobs

October 9th, 2014

October 9, 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta – Employment and Social Development Canada &ndash The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Ric...

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Government of Canada helps youth in Regina get jobs

October 8th, 2014

October 8, 2014 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is helping equip young Canadians in Regina with the skills and work experience needed...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Sukkot

October 8th, 2014

Ottawa, October 8, 2014– The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Sukkot: “This evening begins the week-long festival of Sukkot, a...

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Harper Government helps support local projects for Vancouver seniors

October 3rd, 2014

October 3, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today New Horizons for Seniors...

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Minister Kenney talks jobs, skills and the economy at #Can2020

October 3rd, 2014

October 2, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the...

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Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Oshawa

October 3rd, 2014

October 2, 2014 – Oshawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada Canadians with disabilities will gain better access to programs and services in their community, the Honourable Dr....

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Minister Bergen addresses Special Olympics Canada to highlight benefits of Registered Disability Savings Plan

October 2nd, 2014

October 2, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), highlighted the benefits of the Registered...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Nigerian Independence Day

October 2nd, 2014

Ottawa, October 1, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Nigerian Independence Day: “Today, people of Nigerian descent in...

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Minister Wong celebrates National Seniors Day as Canada gets one of top rankings worldwide on well-being of seniors

October 1st, 2014

October 1, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada Canadians across the country are celebrating National Seniors Day today to show their appreciation and to honour...

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Conservative Parliamentarians mark the 100th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru Incident in the House of Commons

October 1st, 2014

On September 29th, 2014  MP John Weston (West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country) posed a question to the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, regarding the...

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Old Age Security Benefit Amounts

October 1st, 2014

Increase for the October to December 2014 quarter September 30, 2014 Employment and Social Development Canada announced today the quarterly amounts for Old Age Security (OAS) benefits for October...

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Minister Kenney Talks Skills Agenda at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting

September 29th, 2014

September 28, 2014– Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Human Rights in North Korea Day

September 29th, 2014

Ottawa, September 26, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Human Rights in North Korea Day: “The Government of Canada is...

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Governments of Canada and Ontario launch the Canada Job Grant to help Ontarians get jobs

September 26th, 2014

September 26, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Reza Moridi,...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Rosh Hashanah

September 26th, 2014

Ottawa, September 24, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Rosh Hashanah: “Today at sundown, Jewish Canadians will come...

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Minister Kenney Talks Jobs, Skills and the Economy at the Canadian Club of Ottawa

September 26th, 2014

September 23, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Nayrouz

September 15th, 2014

Ottawa, September 11, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement to recognize Nayrouz: “Today, Coptic Christians in Egypt and around the world celebrate the Feast of...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on the passing of Vasu Chanchlani

September 15th, 2014

Ottawa, September 8, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the passing of Vasu Chanchlani: “It was with great sadness that I...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney joins His Holiness Pope Tawadros II at the Consecration of the First Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in North America

September 12th, 2014

On Sunday, September 7th 2014, several representatives of the Government and Parliament of Canada participated in celebrations led by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II commemorating the 50th anniversary...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney Attends Church Service and Vigil for Victims of Religious Persecution in the Middle East

September 11th, 2014

September 4th, 2014 – Last week Minister Jason Kenney attended a Montreal prayer vigil and procession for Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.  The vigil was hosted by Bishop Ibrahim...

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Minister Kenney welcomes Coptic Pope Tawadros II to Canada

September 11th, 2014

Pope Tawadros II begins month-long visit Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, on September 4, 2014 greeted the leader of the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church upon his arrival in Toronto, on...

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Governments of Canada and Yukon launch the Canada Job Grant

September 11th, 2014

September 4, 2014 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Employment and Social Development Canada On behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Ryan Leef, Member of...

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Government of Canada marks 500,000 apprenticeship grants issued to help young Canadians get jobs

September 11th, 2014

September 3, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced that the Government...

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Minister Kenney Concludes Successful Trip to Armenia

September 10th, 2014

Trade and remembrance elements of trip Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, has completed a successful visit to the Republic of...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney meets with Shi’a leaders in Lebanon

September 10th, 2014

On Thursday, July 24th, Minister Jason Kenney met with the head of the Shi’a Council in Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, along with a Canadian Imam from the Centre Islamique Libanais in...

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House of Commons Adopts Motion Recognizing Heroism of Jan Karski

May 15th, 2014

The House of Commons has unanimously adopted a motion proposed by Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney recognizing famed Polish figure Jan Karski as a Hero of Humanity risking his life to reveal...

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Statement by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Regional Minister for Southern Alberta

April 15th, 2014

April 15, 2014 “I was devastated to learn earlier today of the violent death of five young people in our city.  Our hearts ache today for the victims and our thoughts and prayers are with their...

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Minister Kenney outlines the Harper Government’s record support for Calgary and Alberta

March 20th, 2014

March 20, 2014 CALGARY, AB – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast, Regional Minister for Southern Alberta, and Minister of Employment and Social Development,...

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Minister Kenney talks jobs with MP David Anderson at REM Enterprises

February 4th, 2014

February 1, 2014 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for...

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Speaking notes for Minister Kenney at a conference hosted by Cardus regarding skills mismatch in Canada and what it means for Canada’s future

January 24th, 2014

Speaking notes for The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P. Minister of Employment and Social Development At a conference hosted by Cardus regarding skills mismatch in Canada and what it means for...

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Minister Kenney: addressing the skills mismatch key to strengthening Canada’s economy

January 24th, 2014

January 23, 2014 – Toronto, ON – Employment and Social Development Canada Today at a conference hosted by Hamilton-based think tank Cardus, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment...

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Federal and provincial governments help apprentices and create jobs in Atlantic Canada

January 15th, 2014

January 15, 2014 – Fredericton, New-Bruswick – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic...

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Harper government helps Canadians with disabilities access jobs

December 20th, 2013

Enabling Accessibility Fund – New Workplace Accessibility Stream Announced Decembe 20, 2013 – Calgary, AB – Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is inviting...

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Open Letter to Quebecers on Employment Insurance from Minister Jason Kenney

December 5th, 2013

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 27, 2013 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following open letter to Quebecers on Employment...

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Secure, Convenient 10-Year ePassport Available Now

July 14th, 2013

Calgary, July 2, 2013 — Canada's new and more secure 10-year ePassport is now available to Canadians, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced...

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Protecting the Safety and Security of Canadian Families – Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act Becomes Law

July 14th, 2013

Ottawa, June 20, 2013 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney welcomed the final passage and Royal Assent of The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, which...

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Canada’s new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program opening to applicants

July 14th, 2013

Ottawa, May 3, 2013 — Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be accepting applications to the new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) as of May 4, 2013. “The...

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Federal government provides support in response to southern Alberta flooding

June 21st, 2013

CALGARY, June 21, 2013 – The Government of Canada is actively supporting emergency response to the continued flood conditions in Southern Alberta,  the Honourable Jason Kenney, Regional Minister...

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Statement on Flooding in Southern Alberta

June 20th, 2013

Minister Jason Kenney, the Regional Minister for Southern Alberta, has issued the following statement about ongoing flooding in Mountain Pass areas: "We are deeply concerned for the people in...

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Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act Becomes Law

June 19th, 2013

Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act Becomes Law Liberals and NDP Oppose Bill to Protect Canadian Families   Ottawa, June 19, 2013 – The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act...

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Bill C-425 and proposed amendments

June 14th, 2013

Below is the text of Private Members' Bill C-425, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces) put forward by Calgary Northeast MP Devinder Shory, and proposed...

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Support for Private Member’s Bill C-425

June 13th, 2013

To view public opinion on this issue, click here. Bal Gupta, Chair, Air India 182 Victims’ Families Association “The Air India 182 Victims Families Association strongly supports Bill C-425,...

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Poll: Over 80% of Canadians support stripping citizenship from Canadian terrorists

June 13th, 2013

A poll conducted by NRG Research group in October of 2012 showed that Canadians overwhelmingly support stripping citizenship from convicted terrorists. Detailed results are below. Over 80% of...

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Minister Kenney on CBC’s The Current to Discuss our Government’s Plans to Reform Immigration to Promote Jobs & Growth

March 20th, 2012

Follow the link to listen to the podcast of Minister Kenney's interview with CBC's The Current, where he discussed the Government's plans to reform immigration to promote jobs and growth Minister...

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Letter to the Editor from Minister Kenney to the Toronto Star

March 5th, 2012

Dear Sir or Madame: David Olive’s column on immigration (Skills shortage highlights faulty thinking on immigration, March 5, 2012) includes several major factual errors.  He writes that...

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Vietnamese Community Leaders in Ottawa/ Des Responsables de la Communauté Vietnamienne Accueillis à Ottawa

December 12th, 2011

Vietnamese Community Leaders Welcomed in Ottawa Ottawa, December 9, 2011 – On Tuesday, December 6, a delegation of Vietnamese community leaders from Toronto visited Ottawa to meet with the...

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Minister Kenney visits Camp Spirit Lake

November 25th, 2011

Ottawa, November 25, 2011 – On Thursday, November 24, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism attended the inauguration of the interpretation centre...

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Minister Kenney’s Address at the Remembrance Day Commemoration Ceremony – Calgary Military Museum 11/11/11

November 12th, 2011

Today we gather to discharge a sacred duty: to remember. To remember the greatest Canadians. To remember those who laid down their lives in the defence of Canada, of freedom, of human dignity....

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Minister Kenney on Family Class Immigration (audio)

August 5th, 2011

Minister Kenney on Family Class Immigration

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Minister Kenney’s Dominion Day Address

July 7th, 2011

Vos Excellences, Vos Altesses Royales, invités d’honneur et futurs citoyens de ce grand pays, today we mark the 144th anniversary of our great Dominion at this and at 43 other citizenship...

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Minister Kenney’s Remarks to Mark World Refugee Day- June 20, 2011

June 22nd, 2011

Thank you, Judge Ngo. Judge Ngo himself arrived in Canada as a refugee, and became a pioneer in the Canadian-Vietnamese community.   Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to be here...

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Statement by Minister Jason Kenney recognizing the Celebration of Philippine Independence Day

June 13th, 2011

OTTAWA, ON June 13th, 2011 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued a statement recognizing the Celebration of Philippine Independence...

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Minister Jason Kenney’s Speech at the Opening Ceremonies of the Conservative Convention – June 9, 2011

June 12th, 2011

Thank-you. Merci, John, de cette introduction. Chèrs Conservateurs, bienvenue a notre capital nationale! Bienvenu au Congrès conservateur 2011! Fellow Conservatives, welcome to our...

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Harper Conservatives will increase family reunification in 2011

February 21st, 2011

Ottawa, February 17, 2011 -- Following his recent announcement that in 2010, Canada accepted the highest number of immigrants in more than 50 years, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney today announced...

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