A group of 200 protestors marched the streets of downtown Toronto last weekend, ending up at the Royal York Hotel to criticize the Harper government’s immigration policies, according to several reports.
“Organizers say the rally, which began with a march through downtown Toronto, was to protest against what they call Ottawa’s ‘racist’ immigration policies,” the CBC reported. “Demonstrators could be heard chanting ‘Shame on Kenney!’ and ‘No one is illegal’ at people going to the black-tie dinner held to honour the minister.”
Placards and chants focused on federal immigration and refugee policy, which protesters called “exclusionary” and “racist,” a Toronto Star report said.
Kenney was given a philosophy degree for his “steadfast position against anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance” and solidarity with Israel.