Immigration minister calls for CUPE Ontario president's resignation

February 24, 2009

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is calling on members of CUPE Ontario to get rid of president Sid Ryan over critical comments he made earlier this year about Israel, for which he later apologized. Kenney says Ryan is "using totally irresponsible language which is reinforcing a very dangerous opinion environment for many Jewish students on our campuses," citing a recent incident at York University. Over the weekend, CUPE Ontario passed a motion to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Ottawa Sun