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Petty perhaps, but i feel like bird-dogging @jkenney all around Alberta.

When he was immigration minister we successfully shut down & disrupted every event he did in the lower mainland. Once we chased him till he tripped over a dumpster 🤣

#Ableg #abpoli #abvote #cdnpoli
I was reminded of the pic when @SeanCarleton memed it.
Context was a Philippino Independence Day community event he was invited to. Some community members were upset and spread the word saying they felt he was using it as a photo-op, while deporting Filipina caregivers. So we came and joined his photo-op :)
Here is some of Kenney’s record as immigration minister:

- Number of refugees allowed into the country dropped by 25% under Kenney (Source: Toronto Star, Feb. 19 2011)

- According to CIC annual report the number of refugees who had asylum claims approved dropped by 56%.
- This annual report also revealed a decreasing “target” of 11,000 people in the number of accepted asylum seekers and sponsored family members.

- Number of family class immigrants accepted into Canada dropped by 10,000 under him (Source: Toronto Star, Feb. 19 2011)
- He decreased skilled worker visas by about 20 per cent (Source: CBC News, Feb. 14 2011)

- Despite assuring Parliament that admissions in parents and grandparents visa category would remain stable, he slashed parent and grandparent visas by more than 25% in 2011.
- Kenney’s Bill C-11 created a racist two tier legal system based on nationality.

- Kenney supported Quebec’s Bill C-94 that discriminated against Muslim women wearing niqab by denying them public services.

- Kenney labelled Iraq war resisters as bogus refugee claimants.
We had a multi year campaign against Jason Kenney with so much community mobilizing and research. If peeps in Alberta want to connect, please do!
& of course his anti-immigration policies as Minister hugely influenced escalation xenophobia. He circulated notion of provinces cutting social assistance to refugee claimants, appointed anti-gay crusader to IRB, fear-mongered about Tamil refugees, and rewrote citizenship guide
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