OTTAWA — As Canada’s minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney is arguably the most influential Catholic in Canada. He is credited with the policy that wooed a large segment of immigrant and minority voters to his Conservative Party and away from the Liberals, giving the “Tories” their first majority in Parliament in decades in the spring 2011 election. He has criticized both his American Catholic university and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for un-Catholic behaviors.
Kenney is touted to succeed Prime Minister Stephen Harper as next leader of the Conservatives.
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