Kenney accused of using UN refugees as 'blackmail' to pass reforms

On Monday, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney swept into the Catholic Immigration Centre in Ottawa, trailed by television cameras and journalists. By the time he left, the minister had announced the government's intention to help resettle to Canada 2,500 more UN-selected refugees living in camps, bringing the yearly number for that group to 14,500. It was a feel-good story widely reported by many news outlets.

Jim Creskey, Embassy
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.
Anca Gurzu, Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 03/31/2010 12:00 am EDT

On Monday, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney swept into the Catholic Immigration Centre in Ottawa, trailed by television cameras and journalists. By the time he left, the minister had announced the government's intention to help resettle to Canada 2,500 more UN-selected refugees living in camps, bringing the yearly number for that group to 14,500. It was a feel-good story widely reported by many news outlets.

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