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Ministers Kenney and Toews Commend Law Enforcement for Convictions in Human Trafficking Case

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, issued the following statement after an announcement by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) that Alberta obtained its first conviction in a human trafficking and human smuggling investigation. Kihew Energy Services Ltd. (Kihew), an Alberta based company, plead guilty to charges under section 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, resulting in a $215,000 fine.


Minister Kenney issues statement marking Yom Kippur

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

Ottawa, September 17, 2012 -The Government of Canada welcomed the findings of a report on immigration backlogs by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and tabled its response in Parliament today. ""I think we can all agree that backlogs are unfair to applicants, harmful to Canada's ability to attract the best and brightest from around the world, and hold back economic and job growth,"" said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. ""I thank the Standing Committee members for their hard work in compiling their report.""


Minister Kenney issues statement marking Rosh Hashanah

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

Ottawa, September 14, 2012 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement marking Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.


Ministers Kenney and Toews issue statement on charges laid against marriage fraud ring participants

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

Ottawa, August 28, 2012 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, made the following statement today after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that 78 charges have been laid against 39 individuals involved in a marriage fraud ring.


Minister Kenney issues statement marking Black Ribbon Day

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | statements

Ottawa, August 23, 2012 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement marking Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe.


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