With Jason Kenney targeting ethnic groups–how genuine is his support for Ukrainian-Canadian causes? (Updated)

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney answers a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, Feb. 15, 2011. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Conservative MP Jason Kenney, a supporter of many Ukrainian-Canadian causes has been in the news recently using ministerial letterhead to raise money for his Party:

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is being called on to resign by the NDP after his office sent out a letter to Conservative MPs asking for fundraising help to mount an ad campaign aimed at bolstering support among ethnic communities

Kenney has been leading the Conservatives’ efforts over the last five years to improve his party’s fortunes among ethnic voters.

“There are lots of ethnic voters,” the media plan says. “There will be quite a few more soon. They live where we need to win.”

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With this recent news, you can’t help but think how genuine has been his support of Ukrainian-Canadian causes like the Holodomor and WWI internment?

Update: The entire document in question has been posted online, here’s a section targeting key ridings by ethnicity – including ‘Ukranian’ (does no one use spell check anymore?)

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2 thoughts on “With Jason Kenney targeting ethnic groups–how genuine is his support for Ukrainian-Canadian causes? (Updated)

  1. All political parties in Canada target ethnic voters. They also target women, immigrants, the rich, the poor, seniors, etc. The word ‘target’ in this context means to ‘focus on’ or to ‘try to attract.’

  2. All political parties in Canada target ethnic voters. They also target women, immigrants, the rich, the poor, seniors, etc. The word ‘target’ in this context means to ‘focus on’ or to ‘try to attract.’

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