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Kinsinger: Job grant policy excludes many religious groups

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There was a collective sigh of relief across the country last May after Kellie Leitch was eliminated from the federal Conservative leadership race.

Leitch became infamous during the campaign for her signature promise to screen all incoming immigrants to ensure they held “Canadian values.”

Borrowing heavily from a certain U.S. president, Leitch did little to define the values she claimed were essential to our national identity.

Only the most ardent of Leitch’s supporters would deny that her appeal to values was little more than a front to keep specific types of immigrants (Muslims) out of Canada.

It would be dangerous, however, to assume that just because Leitch was so resolutely rejected by her own party, others will not similarly attempt to rely on ill-defined values to restrict the rights of minority groups. If recent trends tell us anything, it’s that such efforts will come not just from would-be Donald Trump imitators but also from those........

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