Conservative minister Jason Kenney takes aim at Liberal immigration policies

“After many conversations with people in Nickel Belt, I’m reminded that government investment in our creative industries is essential in allowing artists to share Canadian stories”.


Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney, architect of numerous government’s immigration changes, says voters won’t be swayed by Trudeau’s promises.

You’re no longer a Canadian citizen, ‘ because what that does, however heinous the crime one person might commit, it makes citizenship conditional on good behaviour for everyone else.”Current criminal penalties are tough enough without needing to revoke citizenship, he said“.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and Duceppe oppose allowing veils during the ceremony, while Trudeau, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Green party Leader Elizabeth May do not. Under a Liberal government there will be no two-tiered citizenship.

Trudeau also brought up the “centralizing” theme again on the issue of controlling greenhouse gases, when he criticized Mulcair for wanting to impose a cap-and-trade system created by Ottawa on the provinces.

Trudeau said the Conservatives’ claims of bogus refugees from Mexico is an example of the Tories “continually stoking fear and anger among Canadians”.

Instead Liberal stalwarts Ralph Goodale, John McCallum, MaryAnn Mihychuk and Jean-Yves Duclos will explain whatever it was Trudeau would have said about his plan had he been there when it was released, which he won’t be. In addition, the Liberals would provide greater access to applicants who have Canadian siblings, and we will restore the maximum age for dependents to 22 from 19.

Twice the Liberal leader said he would cancel the program to purchase the F-35 fighter jet, buy a cheaper aircraft and put the savings into shipbuilding.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau vowed to boost the number of family members who could join immigrants already in Canada, saying this would help drive a sluggish economy.


Speaking in Brampton, Ont., Trudeau said family reunification was at the core of his immigration policy, and that a Liberal government would immediately double the applications for parents and grandparents to to 10,000.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau boxes with trainer Ali Nestor during a campaign stop in Montreal Wednesday