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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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Minister Kenney's Speech "Dialogue with the Courts: Judicial Actions and Integrity of Canada's Immigration and Refugee System" Given at University of Western Ontario Law School February 11, 2011

February 14th, 2011

London, Ontario, February 11, 2011 As delivered Good afternoon. I want to talk to you about a serious issue, and I actually want to get on the record about a question about immigration law and the...

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Kenney Blames Courts for Refugee Backlog

February 11th, 2011

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Kenney+blames+courts+refugee+backlog/4266255/story.html

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Minister Scolds Judges Over Delays, Inconsistency in Refugee Cases

February 11th, 2011

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/minister-scolds-judges-over-delays-inconsistency-in-refugee-cases/article1903923/

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Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Visited Thrangu Monastery

February 10th, 2011

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, Thrangu Monastery was honoured to receive the Honourable Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney. Minister Kenney was received by Lama...

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Greetings from Minister Kenney Celebrating the Chinese New Years

January 31st, 2011

            Greetings from the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism  I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all those celebrating Chinese New Year. On...

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Minister Kenney issues statement on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 27th, 2011

Ottawa, January 27, 2011 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the 6th annual UN International Day of...

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The Government of Canada Announces Significant Increase in Support for Our Veterans

September 19th, 2010

Ottawa — Today, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced the...

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Minister Kenney’s speech on Balanced Refugee Reform

April 8th, 2010

Speaking notes – Opening remarks for The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P. Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Balanced Refugee Reform The Canadian Club Winnipeg,...

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The Honourable. Jason Kenney Announces Balanced Refugee Reforms to Fix Canada’s Asylum System

March 29th, 2010

Expanding Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Programs   Ottawa – Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today launched a series of proposed reforms to Canada’s...

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PM announces support for the Rick Hansen Foundation

March 21st, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for the Rick Hansen Foundation. This investment through Canada’s Economic Action Plan will advance knowledge and research to improve the lives...

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada

March 18th, 2010

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following opening remarks to the G-20 Sherpas’ meeting: “I am very happy to be with you today and to welcome you personally to Ottawa. First of...

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Launch of Discover Canada: The rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

November 12th, 2009

New citizenship study guide to help newcomers and Canadians better understand Canada Ottawa — A new, more comprehensive study guide for Canadian citizenship was launched today by...

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Speaking notes for the beginning of celebrations for the centennial of the Royal Canadian Navy, celebrated with their Royal Highnesses

November 9th, 2009

The Prince of Wales, who has the rank of Vice-Admiral in the Canadian Navy, with Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Hon. Jason Kenney. CFB Esquimalt, 9 November 2009....

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Minister examines current state of anti-Semitism

September 17th, 2009

By PAUL LUNGEN, Staff Reporter TORONTO — When it comes to the persistence of anti-Semitism, even in Canada, the largely Jewish audience who came to hear Immigration Minister Jason Kenney...

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Minister Kenney celebrates CIC’s award winning Young Newcomers Internship Program

June 8th, 2009

Ottawa, June 8, 2009 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today recognized the first group of individuals to complete internships in an award-winning departmental...

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Minister Kenney announces designations to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

June 1st, 2009

Ottawa, June 1, 2009 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced three designations to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). In the Toronto...

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Government of Canada Supports National Task Force on Holocaust Research, Remembrance and Education

June 1st, 2009

Toronto, June 1, 2009 — The Government of Canada will partner with B’nai Brith Canada to invest in the newly formed National Task Force on Holocaust Research, Remembrance and...

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Minister Kenney wraps up official trip to the Middle East

May 26th, 2009

Ottawa, May 26, 2009 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has concluded a nine-day visit to the Middle East, where he met with senior government officials and...

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Calgary’s Jason Kenney named Canada’s Best Overall MP in Ottawa

May 13th, 2009

Maclean's magazine hands out the honours at the Parliamentarians of the Year Awards in Ottawa TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Maclean's magazine, in association with the Dominion Institute, L'actualité...

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National on-line survey launched as part of the campaign to help prevent scams and dishonest behaviour by immigration representatives

May 5th, 2009

Ottawa, May 5, 2009 — Victims of immigration scams or unethical/dishonest behaviour by immigration representatives are invited to participate in an on-line survey to provide input into the...

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Canada to welcome hundreds of Afghan employees

April 30th, 2009

By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada is set to open its doors to hundreds of Afghans who face life-threatening risks after having worked with our military and diplomats, The...

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Minister Kenney launches Asian Heritage Month

April 29th, 2009

Ottawa, April 29, 2009 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today invited all Canadians to join in Asian Heritage Month celebrations being held across the country...

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Minister Kenney announces appointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

April 27th, 2009

Ottawa, April 27, 2009 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced four full-time appointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada...

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Fifty refugee families will receive aid from PWRDF, government

April 24th, 2009

LEIGH ANNE WILLIAMS staff writer As celebrations of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s (PWRDF’s) 50th anniversary get under way, PWRDF representatives and Archbishop Fred...

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Government of Canada supports immigrant families at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

April 24th, 2009

Toronto, April 24, 2009 — Newcomer families will have improved access to health-care services at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as they settle and integrate into Canada, announced...

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Minister Jason Kenney delivers remarks to honour National Holocaust Remembrance Day, Canadian War Museum

April 21st, 2009

Ottawa, ON Survivors, worthy rabbis, fellow Canadians. Last year on this solemn occasion, the Prime Minister spoke of the Holocaust as a “genocide so premeditated and grotesque in design, so...

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Government of Canada recognizes efforts of young Canadians for celebrating diversity

April 20th, 2009

Winnipeg, April 20, 2009 — The Government of Canada is honouring 12 young Canadians today for their creative work in celebrating Canadian nation-builders of diverse backgrounds. The students are...

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Minister Kenney announces new citizenship law in effect

April 17th, 2009

Ottawa, April 17, 2009 — Canada’s new citizenship law takes effect today, announced Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. The law restores or gives citizenship...

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Immigrant applicants in Lebanon may apply to visa office in home country

April 3rd, 2009

Montreal, April 3, 2009 — As of March 31, Lebanese nationals applying to immigrate to Canada may select the visa office in Beirut, Lebanon, as their main point of service, Citizenship, Immigration...

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Government of Canada announces support for Canadian Council of Muslim Women

April 2nd, 2009

Ottawa, April 2, 2009 — Muslim youth will have the opportunity to participate in two projects that will help address issues around discrimination and promote cross-cultural understanding, thanks to...

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Minister Kenney makes an announcement regarding Croatian visa requirements

March 29th, 2009

Excerpts from announcement Norval, ON ~ Reverend Father, Sisters, Your Excellency, parliamentary colleagues and ladies and gentlemen it is a real pleasure for me to join with you here today. I was...

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Minister Kenney Announces Support For Newcomer Youth In Toronto’s Jane / Finch Neighbourhood

February 27th, 2009

Toronto, February 27, 2009 – Immigrant youth in the Jane/Finch neighbourhood of Toronto will have access to more settlement services, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason...

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Jason Kenney Addresses the Canadian Club

November 13th, 2008

Thank you for that kind introduction and good morning. Colleagues Joy Smith and Steven Fletcher, MLAs Stefanson and Taillieu, City Councillor Browaty, Mr. Wiebe, Ms. Nnadi, Mr. Cantiveros, Mr....

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the appointment of the Honourable Jason Kenney as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

October 30th, 2008

Ottawa – Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment of Jason Kenney, Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast, as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and...

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