OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Michelle Rempel, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement regarding reports that immigration consultants have been advising newcomers to lie about their identity in order to qualify for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program:
“This is yet another example of the Liberal Government’s failure to ensure our immigration system is fair and orderly. Last year, our Immigration Committee identified problems with the current system, including the fact that the regulatory framework does not adequately protect the public. This allows for abuse and exploitation by fraudulent consultants to persist.
“Our immigration system is so complex that some feel pressure to enlist the help of third parties such as lawyers or immigration consultants. Unfortunately, we are hearing of the prevalence of representatives taking advantage of these individuals. Without action, the integrity of our immigration system is at stake.
“Instead of coming up with solutions to address these issues, the Trudeau government voted against a common sense motion from Canada’s Conservatives to acknowledge that work needs to be done to protect newcomers from unscrupulous immigration consultants.
“Justin Trudeau has failed on all counts to take action on this issue. We will continue to hold the Prime Minister accountable for his failure to maintain the integrity of our immigration system.”
For more information:
Office of Michelle Rempel - Michelle.Rempel.A1@parl.gc.ca - 613-992-4275