Jason Kenney’s Worlds

Alec Castonguay has a fascinating profile of Jason Kenney, Canada’s immigration minister and one of the architects of Stephen Harper’s Conservative majority. Kenney is a sharp political mind, and though the U.S. electorate is very different from the Canadian electorate, the GOP could use someone with Kenney’s strategic sophistication and insane work ethic. 

Reihan Salam — Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute policy fellow.

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