TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Jason Kenney told media today that he
doesn't believe in helping new Canadians find work in their fields
That's funny, because Kenney's Ministry sponsors the Post Graduate Work Permit Program that allows non-Canadian graduating students to stay in Canada for up
to two years to work.
Kenney also signed the amendment to the Ontario-Canada Labour Market
Agreement in 2009, which provided funding to bridge programs for
immigrants. The goals of these programs? Helping skilled newcomers get
Canadian experience and find jobs in their field of training, and
helping them get their credentials faster.
These are just two of literally dozens programs that Kenney's department
funds and/or runs across the country.
Kenney's also the same person who once said, "All of us have an
obligation to work together to put an end to that so that those who
arrive in this country every day can make the contribution they want
to, which is to work hard." (Speech to 12th National Metropolis Conference, March 18, 2010)
So why has Kenney changed his mind all of a sudden? Maybe it has
something to do with helping Tea Party Tim Hudak in this election, so
that the next time the federal government wants to treat Ontario
unfairly, they have a lapdog at Queen's Park, instead of someone who
will provide some leadership and stand up for Ontario.
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