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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:35 PM
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Residency faked for citizenship seekers
Some immigration consultants in Montreal are helping landed immigrants bypass the residency requirements for Canadian citizenship by offering "life simulation" services, according to an investigation by CBC's French-language service.

Radio-Canada's Enqute program tracked down several consultants willing to guide permanent residents seeking citizenship through the process of creating a paper trail, to give officials the impression they live in Montreal.

The consultants offered to take care of maintaining the immigrant's fictional Canadian life including paying bills and picking up mail in exchange for fees of up to $4,000.

Thousands of foreigners, many from the Middle East, might have obtained citizenship through these channels without living in Canada for the required amount of time, according to the investigation.

Why haven't we heard an uproar in parliament from the CRAP party about this?
Makes one wonder if this is all crap?
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gula Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 06:04 PM
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1. No, unfortunately it is all too true
It has been known to most people who care to look into the news more carefully. Our government, as usual, prefers to ignore what may become an embarrassing issue. In the meantime, these people cost us a LOT of money that should be used for real Canadian citizens.
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