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Federal Conservative Government Ministers announce tougher penalties human smuggling in Delta near Vancouver
Jason Kenney the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism answers reporters questions after announcing the federal Conservative Governments tabling of a bill increasing penalties for those involved with human smuggling in front of the impounded cargo ship Ocean Lady at a Marine base in Delta near Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21, 2010. Ocean Lady was used to transport 76 illegal Tamil migrants to Canada's west coast earlier this month. UPI / Heinz Ruckemann
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Jason T. Kenney, PC, MP (born May 30, 1968) is Canada's current Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. He has represented the riding of Calgary Southeast in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Initially elected as a candidate of the Reform Party of Canada, Kenney was re-elected as a Canadian Alliance candidate in 2000, and has since been re-elected twice as the candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Following the Conservative victory in the 2006 general election, Kenney was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada. On January 4, 2007, he was sworn in as the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, and as a Privy Councillor. Kenney has held the post of Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism since October 30, 2008.

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