Please welcome former citizenship judge Philip Gaynor to Harper's Perps with Perks for stealing and selling copies of citizenship tests to two immigration consultants for cash. The papers were then given to the consultants' citizenship applicants.
In sentencing Gaynor to three years, the Ontario judge was not convinced by the explanation that Gaynor didn’t want to see “good people” be denied citizenship because they failed the multiple-choice test.
A volunteer on the election campaign of late FinMin Jim Flaherty, Gaynor was first appointed by Monte Solberg and reappointed to a second three year term in 2009 by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.
The Star : "The position of citizenship judge is a political, quasi-judicial appointment that doesn’t necessarily require legal experience. The judge administers citizenship exams, adjudicates if an applicant meets all the citizenship requirements, and swears in the country’s new citizens at ceremonies. They make between $91,800 and $107,900 a year."
“They can be appointed for any number of reasons,” explained a past-president of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
When Mr Gaynor was arrested last year, Jason Kenney issued a statement that "Canadian citizenship is not for sale".
No, but up til this summer you could rent it - if you invested $800K with the government.
The investor class immigrants have been laughing all the way to the bank. According to the feds’ own research, over a 20-year period an investor class immigrant will pay $200,000 less in taxes than a skilled worker immigrant and $100,000 less in taxes than a live-in nanny. The immigrant billionaire living on the west side pays less in Canadian taxes than his immigrant babysitter.Or you could just fake the citizenship ceremony to help out Sun TV. after you noticed CBC was doing a real one.
h/t Bat signal from Canadian Cynic
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