Mass Email to Canadian GLBT Community from Jason Kenney, Citizenship and Immigration Minister
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Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is on the defensive, telling Xtra he is surprised by the angry reaction to the email he sent out Sept 24 touting the government’s plan to protect the rights of gay and lesbian refugees.
The email, sent to thousands of gay and lesbian Canadians, was titled “LGBT Refugees in Iran,” and began with the salutation, “Friend.”
That’s because, he maintains, those who received the email had once signed a petition about gay refugees that generated an automated response to his office. He also suspects some recipients of his email had previously contacted his office.
Kenney rejects comments from some who said his email was “creepy,” because it appeared to target gay and lesbian people. Read full article