Last year Jason Kenney shed crocodile tears when he expressed sympathy for the discrimination that Roma encounter in Hungary. However, he then went on to say
“virtually none” of their refugee claims filed in Canada turn out to be valid. “In the case of Hungary,” he said, “95 per cent of the claims that have been finalized in our fair system have been abandoned, withdrawn or rejected.”
His Con government also
launched an unprecedented billboard campaign in the Hungarian city of Miskolc , home of many Roma refugees, trumpeting Canada’s rapid expulsion of failed asylum seekers.
[His numbers may be correct, because] in 2012, as of September, Canada received 1,511 refugee claims from Hungary, granted asylum in 232 cases and rejected 1,668. One hundred and sixteen claims were abandoned by the claimants and 1,233 were withdrawn.
However a documentary, called Hungary: Towards the Abyss, broadcast on the Aljazeera network and its website, dramatically demonstrates the extent to which Kenney is engaged in denial and racism with regard to the Roma, as well as the Jews, in fascist Hungary where politicians talk about a Final Solution and death squads for the Roma exist.