OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that former MP Mario Silva will chair the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. “I am proud of the leadership role that Canada is taking to further Holocaust education, and combat anti-Semitism together with all forms of racism and xenophobia,” said Minister Kenney. “Prime Minister Stephen Harper had noted, two years earlier: “Anti-Semitism is a pernicious evil that must be exposed, that must be confronted, that must be repudiated, whenever and wherever it appears. Fuelled by lies and paranoia we have learned from history it is an evil so profound … that it is ultimately a threat to us all.”