Kenney warns those who hate Canadian values to stay away

Published:  26 Apr at 6 PM
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Tagged: Immigration, Canada
After speaking at a meeting of Canada’s parliamentary immigration committee, immigration supremo Jason Keeney told reporters that would-be immigrants who hate Canadian values must not come.

The blunt message came after news that cultural groups were working with police agencies to identify possible troublemakers before they could show their hands. Canadian agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the CSIS are investigating ethnic community-generated reports of suspected radicalization.

Kenney said that the general public is often not aware of possible dangers which are brought to the notice of the authorities. When such a report is made, the RCMP is able to contact the family of a person being radicalized as well as alerting local spiritual leaders.

However, he continued, Canada will never blacklist all applicants from certain countries, but will continue to welcome newcomers from across the world. The immigration minister considers that the present screening procedures are doing a good job in identifying radicals, but states that biometrics and information-sharing agreements would improve the process still further.

He believes that certain people justify making former barbaric cultural practices part of their new lives in the country, even although they are contrary to Canada’s democratic values and human rights laws. His clear message to immigrants is that those who despise the precious values on which the country is based are not welcome.

Kenney’s comments are believed to be based on the recent arrests of two immigrants for plotting to derail a New York-bound train as part of an Al-Qaeda plot. One of the accused told a court on Wednesday that Canada’s criminal code was not a holy book and therefore could be ignored.
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