Jason Kenney may become the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity Jason Kenney is being touted as a serious contender for a full cabinet portfolio as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.  Kenney, a workhorse of the Conservative government, would retain his duties in Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity but bring these under the umbrella of CIC.

Kenney’s duties since January of 2007 when he took on the Sec. State position have been to connect new Canadians, and the various communities they populate, with the government of Canada and unofficially advocate as a Conservative ambassador to these groups on behalf of the party.

The Conservative Party has had an active strategy of reaching out to these constituencies to break what has been seen as a lock on these groups by the Liberal Party since Trudeau.

  • eapr9

    Jason is a great MP( and a wonderful person) and he deserves to be a cabinet minister.

  • Lori

    Good. News.
    Someone who gets it.

  • Fred

    Good news . . Jason has earned it.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca stephentaylor

    Well, not yet. We shall see.

  • JDot

    That would be good news. He did a bang up job in his last post(election results prove that). So to add the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration portfolio on top of his other post , seems to make sense.

    Plus Kenny deserves a full cabinet post. But it would also let him to continue the great work he has been doing.

  • Brian

    Well good and bad. The PM and 2 ministers (Prentice and Kenny) from Calgary would probably preclude Ablonczy becoming a minster. :(

  • http://djxtreme-seashell.blogspot.com/ SeanMcAllister

    Only have one thing to say to Jason, well two things. First, Congratulations. Second, if the application states that English is not spoken and/or Islam named as religion. DENY it. I'm sure you'll do a great job.

  • http://www.bluelikeyou.com/ Joanne TB

    That is exactly the point that Don Martin made just now on CBC – too much talent in Alberta.

    So what??? Give them all cabinet positions, and let the other provinces take notice!!! Why ignore good people based on where their riding is? Isn't that some kind of discrimination?

  • Gabby in QC

    Completely agree! The cabinet should be made up of the best candidates, no matter where they're from, and if certain provinces start whining they don't have enough representation, well, sorry … but didn't Mr. Harper plead with you all to send more candidates to Ottawa?

    As they say … tough tiddlywinks …

  • Liz J

    He has some new talent but he really can't overlook Diane Ablonczy in favour of new MP's who have no experience.

  • BB

    Hopefully, true, and about time.

    Equally so for Diane Ablonczy.

    How long has it been said that the best people one can find, should be put to work?

    Canadians voted in good people, many of whom, happen to come from Alberta.

    These are unusual times. Use them!

  • http://www.jacksnewswatch.com Jack

    “Well good and bad. The PM and 2 ministers (Prentice and Kenny) from Calgary would probably preclude Ablonczy becoming a minster.”

    Why would that be? Dianne has been in this battle right from the start and she’s earned her place. Frankly, after watching what Charest did to Harper this election I would appoint her just to put him on notice. Things don’t always go the way Quebec thinks they should and after what they just did why should we care what they think?

  • Spiltbongwater

    I hope Mr.Harper can name a minister of 10%ers. Recieving 18 in less then 5 months from random M.P.s as far away as Ontario delivered to a riding in B.C.needs much more oversight. If this is not a gross waste of taxpayers dollars, I don't know what is. What was the purpose of them, to win votes by using taxpayer funded flyers? It was unsuccessful for our riding anyways as we sent the Conservative candidate packing.

  • http://www.bluelikeyou.com/ Joanne TB

    That is exactly the point that Don Martin made just now on CBC – too much talent in Alberta.

    So what??? Give them all cabinet positions, and let the other provinces take notice!!! Why ignore good people based on where their riding is? Isn't that some kind of discrimination?

  • Gabby in QC

    Completely agree! The cabinet should be made up of the best candidates, no matter where they're from, and if certain provinces start whining they don't have enough representation, well, sorry … but didn't Mr. Harper plead with you all to send more candidates to Ottawa?

    As they say … tough tiddlywinks …

  • Liz J

    He has some new talent but he really can't overlook Diane Ablonczy in favour of new MP's who have no experience.

  • BB

    Hopefully, true, and about time.

    Equally so for Diane Ablonczy.

    How long has it been said that the best people one can find, should be put to work?

    Canadians voted in good people, many of whom, happen to come from Alberta.

    These are unusual times. Use them!

  • Spiltbongwater

    I hope Mr.Harper can name a minister of 10%ers. Recieving 18 in less then 5 months from random M.P.s as far away as Ontario delivered to a riding in B.C.needs much more oversight. If this is not a gross waste of taxpayers dollars, I don't know what is. What was the purpose of them, to win votes by using taxpayer funded flyers? It was unsuccessful for our riding anyways as we sent the Conservative candidate packing.