I just got an email from Jason Kenney entitled Conservatives and Liberals Help Defeat Military Deserter Law. For the uninitiated, he is referring to a humanitarian bill introduced by Liberal Gerrard Kennedy and seconded by NDPer Bill Siksay to amend the refugee act to enable conscientious objectors to seek refuge in Canada, aka, C-440.
I’m not sure if he is delusional or dishonest? You decide.
Here is his email . . .
On 05/10/2010 1:56 PM, Kenney.J@parl.gc.ca wrote:
You have all emailed or written me at some point to express your views on the issue of US military deserters and recent legislation to give them a special pathway for permanent residency.
As you may know, with bipartisan support from Michael Ignatieff’s Liberal Party caucus, the government succeeded in defeating the Bill. Here is a YouTube video of a question I answered during Question Period on the subject.
And my response
Mr. Minister, are you a congenital liar? “Bipartisan support from Michael Ignatieff’s Liberal Party caucus”? Most members in the Liberal Caucus voted in support of Bill C-440. In fact, in case it didn’t register, you almost lost the vote.
Source: How’d They Vote?
Polling indicates that 64 per cent of Canadians support allowing American war resisters to seek refuge here.
You are on the wrong side of this issue and so many others. You will pay the price at the next election.
That said, thank you for writing and making it absolutely clear how out of touch with reality you and your party have become.