Friends,I thought it was weird, but in the lather of the debate on Woody's Wank, didn't think much of it.
Last Friday, my colleague John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke in great detail about Canada’s principled foreign policy, including our efforts to promote basic freedoms around the world, and to take a stand against the persecution of gays and lesbians, and against the marginalization of women in many societies. I made similar remarks in my speech last November to the global conference of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where I raised the particular plight of gay and lesbian refugees.
As Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I believe that Canada should always be a place of refuge for those who truly need our protection. That is why we continue to welcome those fleeing persecution, which oftentimes includes certain death, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
We are proud of the emphasis our Conservative Government has placed on gay and lesbian refugee protection, which is without precedent in Canada’s immigration history. We have increased the resettlement of gay refugees living abroad as part of our refugee programs. In particular, we have taken the lead in helping gay refugees who have fled often violent persecution in Iran to begin new, safe lives in Canada. We are also helping community groups like the Rainbow Refugee Committee to sponsor gay refugees for resettlement to Canada.
Please click on the web-links below for more information. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP
September 15, 2012 - Canada a haven for persecuted gay Iranians, Kenney says
By: Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News
September 14, 2012 - Address by Minister Baird at Montreal Council on Foreign Relations Luncheon
February 4, 2012 – Kenney responds to immigration story; argues systemic changes will not harm gay refugees
January 23, 2012 - John Baird points finger at gay rights abuses in African, Caribbean countries
By: Jeff Davis, Postmedia News
March 2, 2011 - Government of Canada to help gay and lesbian refugees fleeing persecution
December 11, 2009 - Canada Urges Uganda to Reconsider Draft Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Until I saw this.
Yesterday I signed a petition vs. bill #M312. Today got an opportunistic "I LOVE GAYS" ad email from Jason Kenney. Never contacted him b4.— eightbitempire (@eightbitempire) September 21, 2012
After that, I saw a few more people wondering how Jason Fucking Kenney got their email addresses for this 'I LOVE GAYS' message.
I want to know. Who else got this?
And how did Kenney's office get our email addresses?
So I just replied to the email and asked.
What the hell? How did you get my email address? I have never
communicated with you or your office and have no desire to.
Seriously, I expect a reply to this question: Where did you get my
Was Leadnow hacked?
Or does Vic really know everything?
AND: I was just talking to sweetie. He got it too. And he signed onto the LeadNow M312 auto-email too.
UPDATE: LGBT targetted. As well as prochoice people?