ht: National Newswatch
"I think there is a tendency to be a little bit naive in Canada. We're so self-congratulatory about the success of our model of pluralism and diversity that surely no one could really mean ill in Canada.... We don't necessarily all subscribe to Canadian values, and we should be willing to recognize those that don't."
Mr. Kenney focused his speech on the question of anti-Semitism on university campuses, and the "reckless language" of "delegitimization" of Israel. He called it "both a cause and a consequence of the new anti-Semitism," which hides behind a pose of multiculturalism.
(...)Mr. Kenney slapped down a question from a student about the recent spate of statements in the House of Commons by Conservative backbenchers criticizing Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella, in part for his campaign against right-wing blogger Kathy Shaidle, whom he accuses of racism.
"I don't know what you're talking about. Sorry. I take it you're from the Liberal club, you've got Warren Kinsella's talking points. Good for you. Send me a memo, I'll look into it," he said.
"He guessed right," said the questioner, Gabe De Roche, recruiting manager for the campus Liberal club.
Speak of the Devil...