“Mr. Kenney also urged the foundation to devote attention to the ‘important new challenge’ of rising racism within Canada’s immigrant communities, where he said some newcomers were bringing with them to Canada their ‘ancient enmities.’
“‘One challenge that I see emerging, given my frequent daily contact with members of our cultural community and new Canadians, is the challenge of intolerance or sometimes, frankly, hatred, that exists between immigrant communities, often from the same countries of origin,’ he said.
“‘I am very disturbed when I … go to a particular community and one of the first issues they raise is, ‘Why are you letting “X” into this country, why are you letting people of that faith into this country, why are you letting people of that region of my country of origin into Canada‘…. I could go to a mosque or a temple or a gurdwara or a community centre or a church, and not infrequently I hear those remarks.'”