Jason Kenney would like you to thank Jason Kenney


Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has worked hard to roll back health benefits for refugees, and now he wants Canadians to know where they can thank him: on his own website.

In a statement emailed to the Toronto Star on Monday, Alexis Pavlich, a spokeswoman for Kenney, directed Canadians to JasonKenney.ca to thank the minister for “[making] sure sure that bogus asylum claimants are not receiving better healthcare than Canadian seniors”.

Earlier this month, the Harper government stripped refugee claimants of federally funded supplemental health benefits, including prescription drugs, dental work, vision care and wheelchairs.

The changes are expected to save the federal government roughly $20 million a year, but a number of physicians have come out against the policy, stating that cutting preventative and primary health care threatens public safety and increases costs to taxpayers in the long run.

Although the petition does not have a date, a link from fellow Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren’s Facebook page shows that it has been on Kenney’s website since at least April 26th.

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Jason Kenney would like you to thank Jason Kenney

  1. My thanks will be withheld until this mob is turfed from office.

  2. What a dolt this Kenney is. We have a government of back-patting bobble-heads. All crass and no class.

  3. Self Gratification, Jason Kenny must still be a Virgin..

  4. Mirror mirror on the wall,who’s the fairyest of them all.

  5. What a maroon.

  6. I still want to thank him for that fake citizen’s swearing -in ceremony, the Cons never cease to amaze. What a sad and pathetic bunch.

  7. Another self-indulgence by the mutual admiration society of conservative populists!

  8. Me thank this self congratulating, self serving pillock…..not in this lifetime or any other!!!

  9. This is one of the more disgusting things I’ve seen from this gov’t to date. But we’ve got a few more years to go with them – sadly, I’m sure they’ll find a way to top this.

  10. This is awesome, as it will mean fake refugees have the incentive to go suck of some other countries teat.

  11. Thank you Minister Kenney for saving each Canadian the equivalent of one postage stamp for a regular letter per year. I feel so much better that I can keep those 6 dimes in my pocket. It really feels that it is the human (Christian?) thing to do. Well done!

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