Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Exposing Jason Kenney
No One Is Illegal Toronto Confronts Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration Canada
Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister of Multiculturalism, Citizenship, and Immigration, who banned George Galloway from entering Canada, who axed millions of dollars of government funding for language classes for Arab Canadians, who supports the apartheid policies of Israel, who condemns the democratically elected government of the Palestinians as a terrorist organization, who has been busy criminalizing immigrant communities, who has been detaining and deporting migrant workers, is exposed.
One of my Toronto Facebook friends has posted this videoclip from No One is Illegal. I was thrilled to see these folks engaged in this much needed activism to expose the racist and increasingly problematic policies of Kenney. What drain is Canada going down?
No one is Illegal has renamed Kenney the much deserved moniker of Minister of Censorship and Deportation, and rightly accuse him of furthering racism and xenophobia.
Kenney arbitrarily takes power into his own hands, deciding in authoritarian fashion what should be done, and then goes about in his neo-con narrow mind way and does it. On the No One is Illegal site, S.K. Hussan and Mac Scott expose Jason Kenney's Doublespeak:
"It is hard to write an article about Conservative Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's attacks on Canadian racialized communities. As soon as one draft is complete, Kenney is at it again, spinning new lies and venting hateful rhetoric. In a federal cabinet chock-a-block with unsavory characters, Kenney stands first in line. Kenney has expanded his use of arbitrary power and has moved with stealth to significantly reduce the number of family-class immigrants applying from countries of the Global South. While on the one hand Kenney and the Conservatives portray themselves as the friend of immigrant communities, their administrative edicts to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and legislative changes have resulted in the door being shut on immigrants' hands."