MPs fed up with immigration consultant horror stories; ‘something needs to get done’
By Peter MazereeuwMar. 15, 2017
Despite multiple studies and attempts at reform, phoney or unethical consultants continue to victimize aspiring Canadian residents.
Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz and Conservative MPs Bob Saroya (centre) and David Tilson say their constituency offices regularly receive complaints about immigration consultants acting unethically. Photograph courtesy of the office of Julie Dzerwociz; The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright; The Hill Times file photograph
Members of Parliament are demanding solutions to the deluge of complaints about immigration consultants flowing into their constituency offices.
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