Hateful Jason Kenney.
Senior government officials insisted the Sun News Network was actively involved in the decision to have bureaucrats take the place of actual new Canadians during a televised citizenship ceremony last fall, newly released documents show.
That stands in contrast to statements made by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s staff, who repeatedly said the network “did not know” the participants were merely stand-ins. The network had said its viewers were “deceived” by a bureaucrat.
Six bureaucrats, three of them wearing departmental t-shirts, reaffirmed their oath of citizenship alongside three or four bona fide new Canadians during a televised ceremony last October.
The Sun TV hosts referred to the group throughout the broadcast as new citizens, even as the judge himself specified they were only reaffirming their citizenship.
After The Canadian Press began asking questions last February about how the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) employees were passed off as new Canadians, the department assembled background facts.
An email that circulated among officials laid out what happened.
Backhand Shelf: Jason Spezza Laughing Remix (by TheScoreTV)
This panel, obviously, is full-square behind whatever John Boehner wants to do, so tra-la. I don’t even know how you bill this as a “panel discussion.” Zuckerman is here, according to Wallace, to be the contrasting voice…of New York City financiers and investment moguls! What? Nina Easton isn’t sufficient to the task?
Anyway, the full spectrum of America is represented here: from Boehner fans to Wall Street bankers. All the people who really count. Sorry, poors!"
Have you read the single worst thing written about the ongoing conflict in Libya yet? Because it’s maybe the single worst thing I’ve read, maybe ever, on any topic. It’s by Tim Marshall, and it’s titled “A Death In Benghazi,” which sort of primes the reader to expect — I don’t know? A death? In Benghazi?
But instead you get a tone poem on a cup of cappuccino:
I was sipping coffee when the body was brought in.
Oh, wow! What did you do?
It was a good coffee, as good as gets in Benghazi.
It was a cappuccino, hot, with a decent white, frothy head, and tasted as it was supposed to.
A rare event in this part of the world at this time.
Ah! You wrote a quick entry for Zagats, I guess!
The body was in bad shape, the head bent backwards and an arm with holes which were not supposed to be there.
Now the coffee tasted sour.
Was it the be-holed arms that ruined the taste, or was it the way the head was akimbo? Did you complain to the barista?
I was embarrassed, almost ashamed to be holding it.
Why? You didn’t kill the guy. I mean, the embarrassment should have set in much later, say, when this got published.