After all, why else would he name Jason Kenney the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. His corporate sponsored Canadian Taxpayers Federation, were always bellowing against giving money to immigrant groups.
But no one expected them to personally attack the volunteers, and place them under a gag order.
Immigrant service agencies were horrified when they got a government email last week banning them from discussing recent federal funding cuts that may kill some of them ... “I was in total shock,” Community Action Resource Centre executive director Marion Newrick said of the ministry order. “They thought they had the right to silence us. We are all community volunteers. CIC doesn’t even cover our time to go to these meetings.” ... The group reluctantly complied. Even so, it was asked to forward the minutes of the meeting to the department the next day.The Harperites are suggesting it was a mistake, but we all know that it was just another day in Harperland. Using fear to keep us all in line.