Trudeau’s Toronto speech ‘obscene,’ says multiculturalism minister Kenney

Jason Kenney, Minister of Multiculturalism, is hitting back at Justin Trudeau after the LIberal party leader accused the Conservative government of stoking fear and prejudice against Muslim Canadians.

On Monday night, Trudeau delivered a speech at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Toronto and said the government is using the same kind of rhetoric against Muslims as the country has in other past, shameful, periods.

He likened the government’s policies to other “dark” episodes in Canadian history, including the internment of Ukrainian, Japanese and Italians during the world wars, as well as turning away boats of Jewish refugees.