4.07.2011

must-see video: jason kenney as young u.s. anti-choice activist


In the US in the late 1980s, Catholic universities were punishing students for being pro-choice. In one Jesuit-affiliated university in San Francisco, the students did that job themselves, demanding that pro-choice students be expelled from the school.

When the university affirmed students' right to free expression, one student activist petitioned the Church to remove the school's Catholic designation. He vowed to take the fight all the way to Rome if he had to. You'll recognize that enterprising student as the illustrious Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, one Jason Kenney.

There's more - much more - but in order to get the details right, I have to wait for Anglophone media to pick this up.

Story in Le Devoir: Des fous de Dieu chez les conservateurs.

16 comments:

allan said...

Pope Jason I.

PaulM said...

I must be missing something here. This looks as though Kenny was a Canadian *living abroad*. Did not King Hubris I define Canadians living abroad as BAD Canadians?

laura k said...

This looks as though Kenny was a Canadian *living abroad*.

Indeed. :)

(Funny how Allan and PaulM use similar royal titles!)

David Stewart said...

It's no surprise to me at all that this self-loathing, vicious little closet-case went to University in San Francisco, of all places!
Someone ought to ask him what things were considered when he made that choice?????

laura k said...

Top re-tweet of this post:

"Jason Kenney. He didn't come back for you. He came back for my fetus!"

kitt said...

Hmmmm was Jason Kenney studying to be a Jesuit priest? And then dropped out?

laura k said...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Is Jason Kenney "just visiting"?

(Any non-Canadian readers in this thread?)

noncarborundum said...

I tried to share this on FB but it was marked as 'spam or abusive.' very odd. i shared the original YouTube instead.

laura k said...

noncarborundum, simply share the blog post on Facebook. Grab the URL and post it as a link.

laura k said...

Photo to share

Norma said...

From:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Kenney
Kenney dropped out before completing his undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco to begin work in Saskatchewan provincial politics.

laura k said...

I thought it was well known that Kenney dropped out of university. No shame in that, many successful people have done so.

There's plenty to dislike about Kenney's views and policies without worrying about whether he's got a degree.

Gunner said...

Geez, it's almost like if there's a progressive cause out there the Harperites are against it, sort of like they have a (not so) hidden agenda of their own.

Gunner said...

"They didn't get elected to represent you." to paraphrase someone.
;-)

geek guy said...

Has any Media in Canada seen this yet??
this is not in any of his bios that i have seen.

laura k said...

Has any Media in Canada seen this yet??

It's from a much longer story in Le Devoir, the link is in the post. The author has been interviewed on Radio-Canada.

Hopefully we'll see some stories in the Anglophone media soon!