Radio-Canada lies “all the time”, says Kenney

Sarcastic comment lands immigration minister in hot water

In the wake of the scandal surrounding Bev Oda’s apparent doctoring of a government document denying Kairos CIDA funding, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has landed himself in hot water with a controversial comment about the French language CBC. When asked by a Canadian Press reporter whether it was acceptable for Bev Oda to have doctored a document and lied to Parliament, Kenney responded “Radio-Canada, they lie all the time. Which media are you with?” He later said he was being sarcastic. Nonetheless, the comment was raised at a Commons committee meeting where Heritage Minister James Moore was present. When asked about Kenney’s comment, Moore responded, “It hasn’t been my experience with the CBC.” Moore noted that the government has never cut funding and has upheld commitments to support the CBC.

Canadian Press

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