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‘Freedom of religion is a fundamental, universal value inscribed in our own Constitution, and this government will defend it vigorously,’ Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said on Sept. 10, 2013, in response to Quebec’s proposed charter of values.
‘Freedom of religion is a fundamental, universal value inscribed in our own Constitution, and this government will defend it vigorously,’ Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said on Sept. 10, 2013, in response to Quebec’s proposed charter of values.
(ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Case study highlights conflict between bureaucrats, Minister Kenney on direction of multiculturalism programs

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A new minister with strong views confronts an entrenched bureaucracy determined to thwart him. This could be the story line from an episode of Yes, Minister. But in this real-life case the minister was Jason Kenney, the bureaucrats belonged to the federal Multiculturalism program, and instead of the bureaucrats thwarting the minister, the minister thwarted the bureaucrats.