Jason KenneySyndicate content

Harper government plans to make it harder to become a Canadian citizen

Photo: flickr/meddygarnet

Since the Harper Conservatives have come to power one of the areas which has attracted much of their legislative attention is the Citizenship and Immigration file. In an interview, which has attracted almost no national media attention at time of writing, published in the conservative National Post on December 27, 2013 the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, discussed dramatic changes to Canada’s Citizenship laws which were being considered by the Conservative Government.

In what has been described as the "first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act in more than a generation," the controversial bill is expected to be introduced in the House of Commons sometime in 2014.

embedded_video

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Ron Liepert
| January 7, 2014
Image: flickr/mostlyconservative
| December 9, 2013
Photo: flickr/Caelie_Frampton
| November 29, 2013
Alison Redford
| November 22, 2013

Deleted tweet says a lot about Canada's Employment Minister

Screenshot from Jason Kenney twitter
Leave it to one misplaced tweet to make the case that the Tories are out to get labour unions. Jason Kenney tweeted, then quickly deleted, his thoughts on working with his non-unionized staff.

Related rabble.ca story:

Employment Minister Jason Kenney later deleted this tweet

Screenshot from Jason Kenney twitter

Leave it to one misplaced tweet by a member of the federal cabinent to make the case that the Tories are out to get labour unions. Earlier this week Minister of Labour Jason Kenney tweeted, then quickly deleted, his thoughts on working with his apparently non-unionized staff.

It’s interesting how 140 characters can betray so much about the writer.

For instance, we now know that Kenney at the very least promotes the idea that unionized workers are somehow lazier or less willing to work late than others. I’m sure the many unionized staff of other MPs might take issue with that assertion. Hopefully, Kenney’s staff was being adequately compensated for their late night work session.

embedded_video

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
| November 21, 2013
Photo: Daily Xtra/flickr
| November 18, 2013
Richard Nixon
| October 30, 2013
Syndicate content