Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Winnipeg satirist has a video on YouTube "thanking" the federal immigration minister for taking away health benefits from refugees.
Ari Sara Kreindler said her song and slide show Thank You Jason Kenney was inspired by his policy and a petition thanking him for it that was posted on his website.
"When I first heard about the cuts to refugee health care, the policy seemed mean-spirited and potentially damaging to the most vulnerable people," said Kreindler, a provincial health policy researcher who has a PhD. The move is expected to save each Canadian 59 cents a year.
The woman, who's studied at Oxford and has a love for musical theatre, wanted to respond.
"But it seemed too heartbreaking for satire."
Then, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's personal website posted a petition that thanked him for making the cuts.