Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as they celebrate Navroz

Ottawa, March 20, 2012 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as it celebrates Navroz: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community as they celebrate…

Minister Kenney Welcomes new Global Centre for Pluralism Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 7, 2010) – On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement: “I applaud His Highness the Aga Khan’s announcement of a Board of Directors for the Global Centre for Pluralism. I am very pleased to meet the…

July 2010: Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Imamat Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing Imamat Day: “This coming Sunday is Imamat Day and I am pleased to join Ismailis in Canada and around the world in marking the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Prince Karim…

The Speakers and a huge Quilt – at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Senate Speaker Noël Kinsella and House Speaker Peter Milliken hosted a reception at The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat for the Quilt of Belonging, a 36-metre by 3.5-metre tapestry that portrays all the First Peoples of Canada and every nation of the world. Source: http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/12/23/the-speakers-and-a-huge-quilt/ — Website of the quilt project: http://www.invitationproject.ca/ excerpts: The Quilt…

Minister Jason Kenney Extends Birthday Wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec. 11, 2009) – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the birthday this coming Sunday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan: “I would like to extend warm birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. “The Aga Khan has now been the…

FOCUS and Council for Canada Honored by Canadian Government

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) and the Council for Canada, together with a number of other organizations, were honored for their work on refugee settlement at a ceremony in Toronto, on Friday, October 9, 2009. The occasion was the 30th Anniversary of the Private Sponsorship Program (PSR) run by the Canadian Government which has facilitated over…

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tours Canada’s Darkhana Jamatkhana in Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and his assistant Ronald Leung, visited and were given a tour of Burnaby Darkhana Jamatkhana by officials of British Columbia Ismaili Institutions last week Burnaby Jamatkhana, Canada – All related

Minister Kenney Issues Statement Marking Imamat Day

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Jul 10, 2009 15:34 ET Minister Kenney Issues Statement Marking Imamat Day OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 10, 2009) – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement regarding Imamat Day: “Tomorrow is Imamat Day and I am pleased to join Canadian Ismailis, as well as…

Journalist Mansoor Ladha presents his book to Minister Jason Kenney

Award-winning journalist Mansoor Ladha recently met Canadian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Hon. Jason Kenney, in Calgary, where he presented him his book, “A Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims” published by Detselig. Mr. Kenney represents the southeast constituency in Calgary. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997…

Minister’s Visit to Highlight Strength of Canada-India Relationship

Immigration Minister’s Visit to Highlight Strength of Canada-India Relationship; Address Issues Raised by Indo-Canadian Community OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 7, 2009) – Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney will meet several Ministers in the Indian government, community and business leaders, as well as immigration staff in Canada’s New Delhi and Chandigarh visa offices during…

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Minister Jason Kenney receives Mawlana Hazar Imam and Noorani Family at Ottawa Airport, Friday December 5th 2008

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of the Noorani Family were received at the Ottawa Airport by Minister Jason Kenney on Friday December 5th 2008. They were in Ottawa for the inaugural of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat the following day. Office of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism of Canada Related

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Joyous images characterise Ottawa meeting and its aftermath, November 19th 2008

On November 19th 2008 Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Ministers Jason Kenney and James Moore at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. After the meeting Hazar Imam posed for pictures with the Ministers, political staffers and others. Amidst all the serious discussions Mawlana Hazar Imam’s jovial mood during and after this meeting reflected his infectious happiness, smiling,…

Canadian Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) extends congratulations to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the 51st anniversary of his accession as Imam

Jul 10, 2008 16:00 ET Statement by the Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P., Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 10, 2008) – I am pleased to join Canadian Ismailis, as well as Ismailis around the world, in marking the accession of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of…

Statement by the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) on Statistics Canada 2006 Census Releases on Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities

Our government is pleased to support initiatives that preserve and promote Canadian identity. … We are also supporting the Aga Khan’s Global Centre for Pluralism, which will serve as a cornerstone of good governance, the rule of law, and human development in the years ahead. OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 3, 2008) – According to statistics…

Declaration on behalf of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper On the Birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Ottawa, December 12, 2007 Video Message Statement by the Hon. Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) On the Birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan I join with people around the world in wishing His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan a happy birthday, and the Ismaili community in Canada a hearty…

Canada’s history of Pluralism – Hon. Jason Kenny, speech in November

excerpt… Canada’s history of pluralism includes religious diversity. Prime Minister Harper recently noted that, throughout our history, the accommodation of minorities — regional, ethnic, linguistic or religious — has been critical to Canada’s overall health as a country. In fact, many of the values that Canadians hold dear — freedom, democracy, human rights, and the…

Global Centre for Pluralism will serve as a cornerstone of good governance, the rule of law, and human development in the years ahead – Hon. Jason Kenny, speech in October

excerpt… For example, our Government is working to establish the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. This national museum, the first to be built outside of the National Capital Region, will serve as a powerful symbol of this country’s commitment to recognizing, promoting and celebrating human rights, at home and abroad. As well, I…

The Honourable Jason Kenney meets with His Highness the Aga Khan

November 05, 2007 The Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), along with the Hon. Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, met with His Higness the Aga Khan to discuss issues relating to pluralism. http://www.jasonkenney.ca/EN/4930/ Last October, Prime Minister Harper announced that the Government of Canada would partner with His Highness, the…

Official Government of Canada statement on the Golden Jubilee Year of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims

Ottawa, July 6, 2007 Statement by the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) on the Golden Jubilee of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims. I am pleased to join Canadians, as well as individuals from around the world, in recognizing the Golden…