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Minister Kenney Issues a Statement on the Death of Pte Tott in CFB Shilo

July 26th, 2015

July 26, 2015, Ottawa – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, has issued this statement following the death of Private Kirby Tott: “I was saddened to hear of the death of...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Commemorating Tisha B’av

July 24th, 2015

Ottawa, July 24, 2015 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to commemorate Tisha B’av: “Tomorrow at sundown marks the beginning of...

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Minster Kenney Issues Statement Commemorating the Anti-Tamil Pogrom (Black July)

July 24th, 2015

July 24, 2015 - The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement commemorating the anti-Tamil pogrom commonly known as Black July: Thirty two years have passed since widespread violence...

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Government of Canada Strengthens Environmental Response and Rescue Capability in Vancouver

July 23rd, 2015

July 23, 2015 – Vancouver, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, accompanied by the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D....

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Prime Minister Harper and Minister Kenney Issue Statements on Eid al-Fitr

July 17th, 2015

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Eid Al-Fitr July 17, 2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Eid al-Fitr: “Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Congratulating Malik Talib on his Re-appointment as President of the Aga Khan Council of Canada

July 13th, 2015

July 12, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement congratulating Malik Talib on his reappointment as President of the Ismaili Council of Canada: “I wish to...

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Rotation of troops for Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force

July 8th, 2015

July 8, 2015 - OTTAWA — Today in Poland, approximately 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) soldiers replaced outgoing members of the Land Task Force under Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to...

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Photo Release: Minister Jason Kenney Attends ‘Greek Day on Broadway’ Outdoor Festival in Vancouver

June 30th, 2015

 On June 28th, the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism met with members of Vancouver’s Hellenic community during their annual ‘Greek Day on...

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Speaking Notes for The Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP – Manning Networking Conference

June 30th, 2015

Speaking Notes for The Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism Manning Networking Conference Ottawa, Ontario March 7, 2015   Friends,...

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Minister Kenney Reaffirms Canada’s Unwavering Support for Ukraine

June 29th, 2015

 The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, met with Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of...

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Ministers Kenney and Uppal issue statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27th, 2015

Ottawa, June 27, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism) issued the following statement on Canadian...

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Minister Kenney meets with Ukrainian President Poroshenko and other government officials in Kyiv

June 26th, 2015

June 26, 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine – Defence Minister Jason Kenney today met with several high ranking Ukrainian government officials in Kyiv, on the first day of a two-day visit to the country. Minister...

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Statement by Minister Kenney on the death of Armenian Catholic Patriarch, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni

June 25th, 2015

Ottawa, June 25, 2015 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the passing of Catholicos Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenian Catholics His...

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Minister Kenney meets with U.S Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter

June 24th, 2015

June 24, 2015 - Brussels, Belgium - Department of National Defence In their first meeting since taking their respective positions, Defence Minister Jason Kenney today met with United States...

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Minister Kenney meets NATO counterparts at the Defence Ministerial Meeting

June 24th, 2015

Discussed defence and security issues with Ministers from six countries June 24, 2015 Brussels, Belgium – Canada today reaffirmed to allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

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To the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen – RE. “DND concerned about new Cyclone helicopter’s engines”

June 22nd, 2015

22 June 2015 To the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen RE. “DND concerned about new Cyclone helicopter's engines” Dear Editor, I am writing in response to David Pugliese’s article of June...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Ramadan

June 17th, 2015

Ottawa, June 17, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the start of Ramadan: “With the arrival of Ramadan, the ninth...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Jamaican Diaspora Day Ottawa

June 16th, 2015

Ottawa, June 16, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Jamaican Diaspora Day: “Jamaican Diaspora Day was designated by the...

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Ministers Kenney and Fantino meet with United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Work

June 15th, 2015

June 15, 2015 Ottawa, ON, Department of National Defence Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino today met with United States (U.S.) Deputy Secretary of...

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Prime Minister Harper and Minister Kenney issue Statements on Phillippine Independence Day

June 12th, 2015

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Philippine Independence Day Ottawa, Ontario - 12 June 2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Philippine...

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino meet Italian counterpart to discuss international security challenges

June 11th, 2015

Photos below June 11, 2015 - Rome, Italy - Department of National Defence Defence Minister Jason Kenney, along with Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, met today with Italy’s Minister...

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Photo Release: Minister Jason Kenney Meets His Holiness Pope Francis

June 11th, 2015

On June 11th, the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican....

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Portugal Day

June 10th, 2015

Ottawa, June 10, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to celebrate Portugal Day:  “I extend my best wishes to Canadians of...

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Photo Release: Minister Jason Kenney Signs Declaration of Intent with Tomasz Siemoniak, Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence

June 9th, 2015

On June 9th, the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, took a decisive step toward strengthening the Canada-Poland relationship. Minister Kenney had a...

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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on the Anniversary of D-Day

June 5th, 2015

June 5, 2015 OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney today issued the following statement on the 71st anniversary of D-Day: “Seventy-one years ago, Canadian, British, and American...

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The DART returns home from humanitarian assistance mission in Nepal

May 31st, 2015

May 31, 2015 Department of National Defence Ottawa, ON More than 100 members of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) returned to CFB Trenton today after the completion of their...

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney Honours the Canadian Armed Forces Community

May 29th, 2015

May 29, 2015 - Ottawa - National Defence “I extend my most sincere gratitude to all Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families for their dedication and sacrifice. We celebrate our men...

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Members of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia (TCCBC) visit Parliament Hill

May 29th, 2015

 This past Tuesday, May 26th members of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia (TCCBC) visited Parliament Hill in our Nation’s Capital. The delegation met with various Ministers...

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Statement by Minister Kenney on the Appointment of a New Coptic Bishop for Eastern Canada

May 28th, 2015

Ottawa, 28 May 2015 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to congratulate the Coptic community on the appointment of a new bishop: "I wish to...

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Minister Kenney Strongly Condemns Anti-Christian and Anti-Semitic Acts of Vandalism in Mississauga

May 28th, 2015

Ottawa, May 28, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Multiculturalism, issued the following statement condemning the acts of vandalism against St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in...

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Strengthening Ties between Canada and Armenia

May 26th, 2015

 OTTAWA – On May 26, Harold Albrecht, MP for Kitchener-Conestoga and Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group along with his counterpart Mr. Hovhannes Sahakyan, Chairman of the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Vesak

May 25th, 2015

Ottawa, May 25, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement celebrating the Buddhist festival of Vesak: “Marking the birth and life of the...

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney Unveils Plaque Honouring Valiant Service in Afghanistan

May 25th, 2015

May 25, 2015 OTTAWA — Defence Minister Jason Kenney today unveiled a commemorative plaque at the Valour Building to honour 20 recipients of the Star of Military Valour, received for their...

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Minister Jason Kenney Commends Officer Cadets of Korean Origin‎

May 22nd, 2015

Minister of Defence and Minister of Multiculturalism Jason Kenney commended the large and growing number of Canadians of Korean origin who have enrolled as Officer Cadets in Canada's Royal Military...

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Statement by Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney

May 21st, 2015

May 21, 2015 Department of National Defence Ottawa Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement: “Yesterday, while taking part in coalition operations against ISIS, two...

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Statement by Hon. Jason Kenney on the 6th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War

May 15th, 2015

The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement on occasion of the 6th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War: “Six years have passed since the end the Sri Lankan Civil...

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Anita Huberman joins the Royal Canadian Navy as its newest Honorary Captain

May 15th, 2015

May 15, 2015 Defence Minister Jason Kenney today announced the appointment of Anita Huberman as the newest Honorary Captain (Navy), affiliated with the office of the Commander Canadian Fleet...

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney salutes the graduating class of the Royal Military College of Canada

May 14th, 2015

May 14, 2015 KINGSTON, Ontario - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Chancellor of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), presented over 300 graduating students...

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney’s Statement on the Centennial Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps

May 13th, 2015

May 13, 2015 OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement: “I congratulate the Royal Canadian Dental Corps (RCDC) on its 100th anniversary. Since its inception, the...

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Minister of National Defence visits HMCS Calgary at sea

May 10th, 2015

OTTAWA - The Honourable Jason Kenny, Minister of National Defence, was on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary at sea during exercise TRIDENT FURY today to witness Canadian military...

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales becomes Colonel-in-Chief of the 2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada

May 9th, 2015

May 9, 2015, Ottawa His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has graciously agreed to serve as the Colonel-in-Chief of the 2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada, who are celebrating...

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Jason Kenney Make a Surprise Visit to Erbil

May 8th, 2015

On May 2nd, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, met with Kurdish officials and Canadian Forces soldiers on a...

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Defence Minister Kenney reflects on the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe

May 8th, 2015

May 8, 2015 Ottawa - This week, Defence Minister Jason Kenney joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a Government of Canada delegation for a series of remarkable and poignant events...

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Statement by Minister Kenney on Victory in Europe Day

May 8th, 2015

May 8, 2015 Ottawa - Defence Minister, Jason Kenney, issued the following statement to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) during the Second World War: “I join...

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Photo Release: Minister Kenney Attends Journey to Freedom Day Flag Raising Ceremonies in Toronto and Mississauga

May 5th, 2015

 Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney was pleased to participate in official ‘Journey to Freedom Day’ Flag Raising Ceremonies in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of...

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Minister Kenney announces Royal appointments to the Royal Canadian Navy

May 3rd, 2015

OTTAWA — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, today announced that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) have been...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Constitution Day

May 3rd, 2015

Ottawa, May 3, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Constitution Day: “Today, we join with Canada’s Polish community to...

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Minister Kenney Celebrates the Achievements of the Black Community at the Harry Jerome Awards

May 1st, 2015

May 1, 2015   Last weekend, Minister Jason Kenney attended the 2015 Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) Harry Jerome Awards in Toronto, where he noted that “the proud legacy of...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Asian Heritage Month

April 30th, 2015

Ottawa, April 30, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Asian Heritage Month: “I was delighted to launch the beginning of...

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Notes for Remarks by Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP to Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration

April 30th, 2015

The following speech was given by the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism, at Canada’s National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario,...

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Canada Provides Emergency Relief in Response to Earthquake in Nepal

April 27th, 2015

April 27, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and the Honourable Rob...

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Canada deploys an Assessment Team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team to assist in humanitarian crisis in Nepal

April 26th, 2015

April 26, 2015 OTTAWA – Today, an assessment team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. The Canadian Armed Forces is...

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney honours ANZAC Day and the Centennial of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign

April 25th, 2015

April 25, 2015 OTTAWA –The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the occasion of ANZAC Day: “On ANZAC Day, the most important day of...

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Minister Kenney, Minister Alexander and Parliamentary Colleagues commemorate the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

April 24th, 2015

Federal Ministers and Parliamentarians mark the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide in Armenia and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa   Minister Kenney delivered the following remarks on Parliament...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Parliament’s adoption of a Motion on Genocide Recognition

April 24th, 2015

Ottawa, April 24, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the adoption of Motion M-587 on Genocide Recognition: “Today, the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the passage of the Journey to Freedom Day Act

April 23rd, 2015

Ottawa, April 23, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the passage of Bill S-219 the Journey to Freedom Day Act:  “This year...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Israel Independence Day

April 22nd, 2015

Ottawa, April 22, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Israel Independence Day: "This evening marks the 67th anniversary of the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 16th, 2015

Ottawa, April 16, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day: “Seven decades after...

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Minister Kenney and Minister of State Uppal issue statement on Vaisakhi

April 14th, 2015

Ottawa, April 14, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on...

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Statement on the Celebration of Easter for Eastern Christians

April 12th, 2015

Ottawa, April 12, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic celebration of...

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National Sentry Program launches 2015 season at the National War Memorial – Canadian Armed Forces posts first sentries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

April 9th, 2015

OTTAWA — The 2015 season of the National Sentry Program launched today, as the first sentries were posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the National War Memorial. The ceremony...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Easter

April 5th, 2015

Ottawa, April 5, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Easter: “Christians in Canada have celebrated the resurrection of Jesus...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Passover

April 3rd, 2015

Ottawa, April 3, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Passover: “This evening, the Jewish community in Canada and...

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Government of Canada Welcomes Increased Air Power for the Royal Canadian Air Force – Canada’s Fifth CC-177 Globemaster touches down at 8 Wing Trenton

March 30th, 2015

March 30, 2015 Trenton, ON – The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) today accepted delivery of its fifth CC-177 Globemaster aircraft, increasing its flexibility to respond to both domestic and...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Greek Independence Day

March 25th, 2015

Ottawa, March 25, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Greek Independence Day: “On this day in 1821, Bishop Germanos of...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21st, 2015

Ottawa, March 21, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: “Almost...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Nowruz

March 20th, 2015

Ottawa, March 20, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Nowruz: “For Canadians of Persian and Central Asian descent, the...

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Ministers Kenney and Fantino visit NORAD Headquarters – Bi-national command crucial to defending North America

March 16th, 2015

March 16, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – In their first trip to the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) headquarters, Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister...

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Government of Canada Announces Further Support to Canada’s Reserve Force Veterans – Veterans Affairs Canada’s Earnings Loss benefit increased

March 13th, 2015

March 13, 2015 CALGARY, ALBERTA — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, today announced on behalf of his colleague, the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister for Veterans...

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Minister Jason Kenney Appoints Commodore Dr. Hans Jung to the Royal Military College of Canada Board of Governors

March 10th, 2015

Minister Jason Kenney Appoints Commodore Dr. Hans Jung to the Royal Military College of Canada Board of Governors OTTAWA, March 9th, 2015 –The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National...

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Major drug bust by Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan

March 9th, 2015

March 9, 2015 OTTAWA - Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and in support of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), assisted in seizing more than...

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Canada announces additional contributions in global fight against Ebola

March 6th, 2015

Canada announces additional contributions in global fight against Ebola - Phase 3 vaccine trial begins as first Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team returns home from Sierra Leone March 6,...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Holi

March 6th, 2015

Ottawa, March 6, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement marking Holi: “Known as the Festival of Colours, and the Festival of...

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Canadian Forces Military Police depart for Operation Calumet in the Sinai Peninsula

March 6th, 2015

March 6, 2015 OTTAWA – Today, 33 Canadian Forces Military Police departed CFB Trenton for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to...

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Minister Jason Kenney visits the Royal Canadian Navy

February 27th, 2015

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Jason Kenney visited with the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Pacific Fleet in Esquimalt, B.C., today in his first official visit with the RCN since his appointment. During...

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Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing Korean New Year

February 19th, 2015

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of the Korean Lunar New Year: “Today, Canadians...

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Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing Tết

February 19th, 2015

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year: “Today, Canadians...

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Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing the Chinese New Year

February 19th, 2015

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of the Chinese New Year: “Today, Canadians of Chinese...

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Ministers Kenney and Alexander and Minister of State Uppal issue statement recognizing the Lunar New Year

February 19th, 2015

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 – Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal issued the following...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Losar

February 19th, 2015

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of Losar: "Today marks the most important day of the...

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Ministers Kenney and Alexander and Minister of State Uppal issue statement recognizing the Lunar New Year

February 19th, 2015

Ottawa, February 19, 2015 – Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal issued the following...

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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney

February 19th, 2015

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement: “Today, Supplementary Estimates (C) 2014-15 were tabled in the House of Commons, requesting an estimated $139.6 million...

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Minister Kenney attends the 2015 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence. First formal appearance as Minister of National Defence.

February 19th, 2015

February 19, 2015 OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney delivered a keynote address today at the 2015 Conference on Security and Defence. He also took the opportunity to hold his first...

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Statement by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence

February 12th, 2015

February 12, 2015 OTTAWA — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement: “I would like to congratulate and welcome the new United States...

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Statement by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence

February 12th, 2015

February 12, 2015 OTTAWA – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement: “It is with profound sadness that I learned of the death of Sergeant Mark...

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Hon. Jason Kenney Appointed Minister of National Defence

February 9th, 2015

Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following changes to the Ministry at a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall: The Honourable Robert Douglas Nicholson, as Minister...

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Petition: Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

February 3rd, 2015

Our government has introduced legislation to give our law enforcement and national security agencies the tools they need to protect Canadians against the ever evolving threat of jihadi terrorism....

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announce the first Canada Job Grant recipient in Saskatchewan

January 29th, 2015

January 29, 2015– Regina, Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27th, 2015

Ottawa, January 27, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the...

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia continue work to create jobs

January 26th, 2015

January 26, 2015– Ottawa, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, together with the Honourable Chris...

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Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing the Republic Day of India

January 26th, 2015

Ottawa, January 26, 2015 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing the celebration of India’s Republic Day: "January 26th marks the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Lincoln Alexander Day

January 21st, 2015

Ottawa, January 21, 2015 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Lincoln Alexander Day: "It is with great pride that I mark the occasion of...

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Minister Kenney tours Canadian Welding Bureau and announces availability of Canada Apprentice Loan

January 20th, 2015

January 20, 2015 – Milton, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today provided an overview of the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement in recognition of Raoul Wallenberg Day

January 16th, 2015

Minister Kenney issues statement in recognition of Raoul Wallenberg Day   Ottawa, January 16, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Thai Pongal/ Déclaration du ministre Kenney au sujet du Thaï Pongal

January 14th, 2015

Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Thai Pongal   Ottawa, January 14, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Thai...

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Minister Kenney announces major funding for national Holodomor education tour

January 13th, 2015

Minister Kenney announces major funding for national Holodomor education tour The federal government has recognized Holodomor genocide since 2008 January 13, 2015—Toronto—Today Jason Kenney,...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark the celebration of Christmas by Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics

January 6th, 2015

Minister Kenney issues statement to mark the celebration of Christmas by Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics Ottawa, January 6, 2015 – Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement to...

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Ministers Jason Kenney, Chris Alexander and Tim Uppal issue statement celebrating Christmas

December 24th, 2014

Ottawa, December 24, 2014 – Ministers Jason Kenney, Chris Alexander and Tim Uppal issued the following statement to recognize Christmas: “Tomorrow, families and friends across Canada will join...

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A review of 2014 at Employment and Social Development Canada

December 23rd, 2014

“Our Government remains focused on what matters to Canadians: creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians. Our Jobs Agenda will help fix the paradox of too many people...

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Minister Kenney addresses the Canadian Club of Calgary on the Government of Canada’s Jobs Agenda

December 17th, 2014

December 17, 2014– Calgary, Alberta – 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 on Chanukah

December 16th, 2014

Ottawa, December 16, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Chanukah: “This evening in Jewish communities around the...

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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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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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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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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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Hon. Jason Kenney’s Remembrance Day Message

November 10th, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQON3QVwtk&feature=youtu.be

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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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Photo Release – Minister Kenney tours South Asian World War 1 Centennial Exhibit in Surrey B.C. and meets with Sikh community leaders representing Gurdwaras in the Greater Vancouver Region

November 5th, 2014

On Saturday, October 25th, Minister Kenney toured the South Asian World War 1 Centennial Exhibit in Surrey, B.C. The tour was provided by Steven Purewal, Managing Director of Indus Media Foundation...

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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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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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The Government of Canada extends condolences to the victims of the devastating landslide in Sri Lanka

October 31st, 2014

Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Deepak Obhrai, delivered the following statement on behalf of the Government of Canada regarding the recent...

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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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Photo Release – Minister Kenney meets with Iraqi Canadians during visit to Vancouver

October 29th, 2014

On Saturday, October 25th, Minister Kenney participated in a panel discussion in Vancouver, organized by MP John Weston (West Vancouver- Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country), on the various ways in...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney receives Beth Sholom Synagogue Humanitarian Award

October 29th, 2014

On Thursday, October 23rd, Minister Kenney was honoured to receive Beth Sholom Synagogue's annual Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work promoting multiculturalism. Minister Kenney spoke...

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Photo Release – Minister Jason Kenney meets with His Holiness Dalai Lama during his visit to Canada

October 29th, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, Minister Kenney met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Vancouver. They discussed religious freedom, pluralism, human rights in China, and the Government of Canada’s...

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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 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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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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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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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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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Eid al-Adha

October 3rd, 2014

Ottawa, October 3, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Eid al-Adha: “This weekend, Muslims in Canada and around the...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Yom Kippur

October 3rd, 2014

Ottawa, October 3, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Yom Kippur: “As the sun sets this evening, Jewish people in...

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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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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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Governments of Canada and Nunavut finalize agreements to help people in Nunavut get jobs

September 26th, 2014

Final agreement reached on creation of the Canada Job Grant September 22, 2014 – Iqaluit, Nunavut– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Armenia’s Independence Day

September 26th, 2014

Ottawa, September 21, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of the Republic of Armenia’s Independence...

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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 to recognize the Moon Festival

September 15th, 2014

Ottawa, September 9, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement to recognize the Moon Festival: “Tonight’s full moon will be admired at Moon Festival celebrations across...

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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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Hon. Jason Kenney Issues Statement on 31st Anniversary of the Black July Pogrom

July 24th, 2014

Ottawa, July 24, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement commemorating the anti-Tamil pogrom commonly known as Black July: “Thirty one years ago in Sri Lanka, the...

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Canada Day Greetings from the Hon. Jason Kenney

June 27th, 2014

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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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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

December 13th, 2013

Ottawa, December 13, 2013 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the birthday of His...

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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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Minister Kenney’s remarks at the Holodomor 80th Anniversary Commemoration on Parliament Hill

November 28th, 2013

On July the 24 1933, Blessed Servant of God Andrey Sheptytsky and the Bishops of Galicia issued the following plea: “Ukraine is experiencing pre-death convulsions. Before the whole world again we...

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Minister Kenney affirms Harper Government’s commitment to address skills shortages in the mining sector

November 20th, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario, November 20, 2013 — In a keynote speech today at the Mining Association of Canada’s Board of Directors meeting, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social...

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Fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan relief

November 20th, 2013

Our government will match your donation to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. For details,  click here. Below is a list of Typhoon Haiyan fundraising events. If you know of a local event that should...

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Federal government pledges $2.8 billion for southern Alberta flood relief

November 14th, 2013

Feds set aside $2.8-billion for Alberta flood recovery Direct Link By: Bill Graveland CALGARY — The Canadian Press Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12 2013   Ottawa has earmarked...

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Canada’s Response to Typhoon Haiyan

November 13th, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces, and cutting communications in the country's central region....

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Remarks by Hon. Jason Kenney PC, MP to Remembrance Day Ceremony, Calgary Military Museums November 11, 2013

November 12th, 2013

ALL THESE WERE HONOURED IN THEIR GENERATIONS AND WERE THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES These words from the Hebrew Scriptures are inscribed in marble on the Veteran’s Arch in Canada’s capital. They...

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Canada supports memorial project to commemorate victims of Communism

August 23rd, 2013

Ottawa, August 23, 2013 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, today announced federal support for a...

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Canada welcomes first immigrants under new Federal Skilled Trades Program

August 16th, 2013

  Toronto, August 16, 2013 — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today officially welcomed one of the first permanent residents under the new Federal Skilled Trades...

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Statement to mark the celebration of Assumption Day – Message à l’occasion de la fête de l’Assomption

August 15th, 2013

Statement to mark the celebration of Assumption Day Ottawa, August 15, 2013 – The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement to mark the celebration of the Assumption of...

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Statement – Minister Kenney issues statement on the death of Gim Foon Wong

August 9th, 2013

“It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Gim Foon Wong, an exemplary Canadian citizen, and a distinguished, lifelong advocate for the recognition of the contributions of Chinese...

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Hon. Jason Kenney issues statement on 30th anniversary of the Black July pogrom

July 22nd, 2013

Ottawa, July 23, 2013 - The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement commemorating the anti-Tamil pogrom commonly known as Black July: “Thirty years ago today in Sri Lanka, violent...

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A Message from Minister Jason Kenney to all CIC employees

July 16th, 2013

A Message from Minister Jason Kenney to all CIC employees Monday, July 15, 2013 *French version follows Sadly, this will be my last day as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and...

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Flood recovery information

July 15th, 2013

If you or someone you know was affected by recent flooding damage, please visit the City of Calgary for flood recovery information by clicking here.

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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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Support Bill C-266: An Act to Establish Pope John Paul II Day

June 14th, 2013

We the undersigned call on the Senate of Canada to pass Bill C-266 honouring the Blessed Pope John Paul II, a champion of freedom and human rights. When it becomes law, this Bill will designate...

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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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Petition: NDP defends citizenship for convicted terrorists

June 13th, 2013

Convicted terrorists should be stripped of their Canadian citizenship.  Anyone who commits terrorist acts in Canada or abroad has clearly renounced their Canadian citizenship by rejecting Canadian...

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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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Statement by Minister Kenney on Justin Trudeau’s Divisive Defence of the Status Quo in the Senate

May 27th, 2013

Following Justin Trudeau's divisive comments over the weekend:  "We have 24 Senators in Quebec and there are only 6 for Alberta and British Columbia. That benefits us. To want to abolish it, that's...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the 99th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident

May 23rd, 2013

Minister Kenney attends the unveiling of the Komagata Maru monument in Vancouver, July 2012 The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has issued the...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the 4th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War

May 21st, 2013

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on occasion of the 4th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan Civil...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Polish Constitution Day

May 3rd, 2013

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the occasion of Poland's Constitution Day: "I am pleased to join with...

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Speaking notes for The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P. from the 2013 National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

April 23rd, 2013

National War Museum Ottawa, Ontario Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Check against delivery Survivors, honoured veterans, distinguished guests, fellow Canadians: Seventy years ago today,...

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Minister Kenney remembers the victims of Katyn and the Smolensk Presidential plane crash

April 10th, 2013

Minister Kenney visited the visited the memorial at Bykivnia, one of the sites of the Katyn massacre. April 10, 2013 - Minister Kenney has issued the following statement in remembrance of...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 7th, 2013

Ottawa, April 7, 2013 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Yom Ha’Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day: “On...

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Immigration backlog reduced by forty percent

March 26th, 2013

News Release — Immigration backlog reduced by forty percent Faster processing times for workers and families Click here to download Minister Kenney's presentation...

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Statement – Minister Kenney issues statement on the death of James Pon, one of the last surviving Head Tax Payers

March 22nd, 2013

Ottawa, March 22, 2013 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the death of James Pon: “It is with great...

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Message from Minister Kenney on the anniversary of the death of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

March 16th, 2013

Ottawa, March 16, 2013 “This weekend I join with Coptic Christians in remembering a great spiritual leader, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Patriarch of Alexandria, His Holiness Pope...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to congratulate Catholic Canadians on the election of Pope Francis

March 13th, 2013

Ottawa - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the election of His Holiness Pope Francis: “I would like to...

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Révoquer la citoyenneté canadienne des terroristes

February 8th, 2013

Je suis d’accord que les terroristes condamnés doivent être dépouillés de leur citoyenneté canadienne. Toute personne qui commet un acte terroriste au Canada ou à l’étranger a clairement...

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Stripping Canadian Citizenship from Terrorists

February 7th, 2013

I agree that convicted terrorists should be stripped of their Canadian citizenship.  Anyone who commits terrorist acts in Canada or abroad has clearly renounced their Canadian citizenship by...

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Minister Kenney Calls on Opposition to Support the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

January 29th, 2013

Le texte français est immédiatement après le texte anglais FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS RELEASE – Minister Kenney Calls on Opposition to Support the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act...

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Minister Kenney addresses human smuggling in Colombo, Sri Lanka

January 8th, 2013

Click here to download Minister Kenney's presentation (English) Click here to download Minister Kenney's presentation (Tamil) Speaking notes for The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C.,...

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Response to Toronto Star column on detention centres

January 8th, 2013

Re: "Canada’s razor-wire playgrounds," Column, Dec. 15 Heather Mallick's column "Canada's Razor-Wire Playgrounds" leaves readers with several misleading conclusions, as she has glossed over a...

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Minister Kenney issues statement celebrating Khushiali

December 13th, 2012

I wish to extend my warmest wishes to His Highness, Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, on occasion of his birthday, and Salgirah Khushiali Mubarak to Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community.   Under the Aga...

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Speech Delivered by Minister Kenney to the Canadian Friends of Haifa University

November 30th, 2012

Transcript of Speech by the Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C, M.P., to the Canadian Friends of Haifa University’s Mount Carmel Dinner  November 4, 2012 Toronto, Ontario  Worthy Rabbis, Your...

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Speech Delivered by Minister Kenney on Remembrance Day 2012 at the Military Museums in Calgary

November 12th, 2012

“Their Name Liveth For Evermore.” The poet of Empire, Rudyard Kipling, who loved Canada, chose these words to be inscribed at Imperial and Commonwealth war cemeteries at the end of...

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Response to Chronicle Herald article on non-official languages

October 26th, 2012

October 26, 2012 Dear Sir or Madam: Re: “Kenney dismisses need to fund Gaelic, other ‘niche’ languages,” (October 25, 2012). Your headline and story was a classic example of torqued...

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Congratulations to Ludwik Klimkowski on being elected Chairman of Tribute to Liberty

October 18th, 2012

Congratulations to Ludwik Klimkowski on being elected Chairman of Tribute to Liberty Ottawa, October 9, 2012 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and...

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Le Ministre Kenney souligne la célébration du premier jour du Nouvel An copte

September 12th, 2012

Le Ministre Kenney souligne la célébration du premier jour du Nouvel An copte Ottawa, 11 septembre 2012 — L'honorable Jason Kenney, ministre de la Citoyenneté, de l'Immigration et du...

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Minister Kenney marks the celebration of the first day of the Coptic New Year

September 11th, 2012

Statement - Minister Kenney marks the celebration of the first day of the Coptic New Year Ottawa, September 11, 2012 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and...

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NDP Raises Bizarre Idea that Canadian WWII Vets Were “Not Canadian”

July 13th, 2012

The New Democratic Party (NDP) is exploiting Canadian veterans by raising the bizarre idea that the Government of Canada believes Canadian World War II Veterans were not Canadian. A July 13, 2012...

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Petition to Support Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

June 25th, 2012

Convicted foreign criminals and fraudsters should not be able to rely on endless appeals as a loophole in order to delay their deportation from Canada, during which time they continue to endanger...

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Tax Freedom Day 2012

June 11th, 2012

Dear Constituents, Since first being elected in 2006 our Conservative Government has reduced taxes with every single Budget. Unlike the high-tax NDP and Liberals, our government believes in...

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Minister Kenney Congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on the Occasion of her Diamond Jubilee

June 5th, 2012

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise in celebration of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee. We salute today the 60th anniversary of Canada's Queen. On June 2, 1953, Her Majesty...

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Statement by Minister Jason Kenney marking the anniversary of the Repeal of The Chinese Immigration Act

May 16th, 2012

Ottawa, May 14, 2012 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, rose in the House of Commons today and made the following statement marking the...

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Response to Ottawa Citizen re: IFH

May 11th, 2012

May 11, 2012 Dear Sir: Re: An attack on vulnerable refugees (May 9, 2012) Doctors serve their patients and the public best when they focus their energy and skills on treating disease based...

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NDP Backs Radical and Lawless “No One Is Illegal”

March 26th, 2012

On Sunday, March 18, NDP Immigration Critic Don Davies attended a rally organised by the radical pro-illegal immigration group “No One Is Illegal”. The NDP’s Immigration critic even tweeted...

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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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Statement by Minister Jason Kenney Condemning Israel Apartheid Week

March 6th, 2012

Ottawa, March 6, 2012- The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on ‘Israel Apartheid Week’: Like many Canadians I...

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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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“Future Immigration Policies: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada”- At the National Metropolis Conference Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1st, 2012

“Future Immigration Policies: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada”   At the National Metropolis Conference Toronto, Ontario Thursday, March 1, 2012 Check against delivery   I am...

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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’s Speech Commemorating the 1932-33 Ukranian Famine (the Holodomor) November 22, 2011

November 29th, 2011

Your Grace, Your Eminence, Reverend Fathers, Parliamentary colleagues. distinguished guests, Dyakuyu, Dobriy vecher. Today, on behalf of the Government of Canada and Prime Minister Stephen...

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Minister Kenney expresses concern over southern Alberta storms

November 28th, 2011

CALGARY – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast and Regional Minister for Southern Alberta, issued the following statement. “I was very concerned about 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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Speech Delivered by Minister Kenney on Remembrance Day 2010 at the Military Museum in Calgary

November 10th, 2011

We proudly wear the red poppy today in remembrance of the noble and gallant fallen in the wars of our long history. Red is the colour of sacrifice, the colour of blood. Red is the colour of our...

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Remembering 9/11- Jason Kenney’s Speech in the House of Commons Following the 9/11 Attacks

September 9th, 2011

  Hansard- September 18, 2001 Mr. Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast, Canadian Alliance): Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise to speak to a matter brought to this place by one of...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing India’s Independence Day

August 15th, 2011

Ottawa, August 15, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing the celebration of India’s...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Pakistan Independence Day

August 15th, 2011

Ottawa, August 14, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing the celebration of Pakistan Independence...

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Response to Open Letter from Amnesty International

August 9th, 2011

Dear Mr Neve and Mrs Vaugrante, I must confess that my first reaction upon reading your open letter to Minister Toews and myself was one of surprise and joy.  For your organization to muster its...

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Greetings from Minister Kenney Marking the Start of Ramadan

August 8th, 2011

Ottawa, August 1, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing the start of the month of...

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Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Emancipation Day

August 1st, 2011

Ottawa, August 1, 2011 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing the historical importance of August 1,...

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Minister Kenney Congratulates Chaldean Canadians on their New Eparchy

June 23rd, 2011

Ottawa, June 23, 2011 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement congratulating Chaldean Canadians on the...

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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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