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QUEBEC: Bill 60 is long overdue, says former Herouxville councillor

Bill 60 is long overdue, says former Herouxville councillor

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Hearings on the proposed Charter of Values continued Wednesday at the National Assembly with the man behind the 2007 Herouxville saga.

Among those testifying, was former Herouxville town councillor Andre Drouin, who helped ban religious face coverings and stonings in his Mauricie town.

Drouin said the past seven years have been quite an education, for him, and that Bill 60 is long overdue.

“I believe it’s probably the first, well the best, thing that can happen to the province of Quebec now and I will dare at this – Canada will probably imitate us,” he said.

In 2007, the town of Herouxville famously passed a lifestyle code that including such points as banning religious face coverings and death by stoning.

Drouin said the Charter of Values will be very useful.

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1.800 suspect immigration fraudsters to be stripped of citizenship

INSTITUTE FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP - Canadian Consensus1,800 suspected fraudsters just the first to be stripped of citizenship: experts
Postmedia News | 11/07/20 | Last Updated: 11/08/25 1:19 AM ET
By Althia Raj

OTTAWA– Immigration fraud is so widespread that the 1,800 Canadians suspected of fraudulently obtaining their citizenship represent only the tip of the iceberg, immigration experts say.

Postmedia News has learned that the federal government expects new investigations by police and the Citizenship and Immigration Department will lead to more fraud cases being exposed and additional attempts to revoke citizenships and kick fraudsters out of the country.

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Quebec’s self-managed immigrant investor program a door to immigration fraud

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney vowed to start cracking down on immigrant investors who seek entry to Canada through Quebec’s self-managed program only to settle down in Toronto and Vancouver.

Quebec immigrant investors who reside in Toronto and Vancouver are committing fraud, Kenney warns
Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney is vowing to crack down on immigrants who fraudulently use the Quebec investor program.
Tobi Cohen 
Published: March 26, 2013, 4:42 pm
Updated: 5 days ago

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney vowed to start cracking down on immigrant investors who seek entry to Canada through Quebec’s self-managed program only to settle down in Toronto and Vancouver.
At least 90 per cent of immigrant investors who apply through the Quebec program violate the rule that requires successful applicants to reside in the province, Kenney said, warning the government isn’t going to allow this practice to continue.

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Marriage fraud: Jorge Manuel Batista Gonzalez abandons Canadian wife upon arrival into Canada


Standen says she met Gonzalez on vacation at the Club Amigo resort in Guardalavaca in April 2010, where he worked as an entertainer.

Marriage to Cuban leaves Brampton bride brokenhearted — and broke
Erin Standen says the man she met in April 2010 vanished three days after finally joining her in Canada — an all-too-familiar story for Border Services.
By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Thu Feb 07 2013

After Erin Standen married the man of her dreams a year ago, she showered him and his family in Cuba with love — and gifts.

In June, while waiting for the spousal sponsorship to come through in Havana, the 28-year-old Brampton single mother began renovating her basement apartment for their new life.

She ripped out the carpet, installed tile floors, bought a 47-inch big-screen TV and put in a $4,000 bedroom set, anticipating his arrival.

On Jan. 12, the long wait was finally over and Jorge Manuel Batista Gonzalez, 33, arrived at Pearson International Airport, embraced by an exhilarated Standen.

Three days later, Standen says, Gonzalez — after kissing her goodbye as she left for her waitressing job — walked out the door with all the clothes and other things she had bought for him, along with $1,000 tip money she had collected in the bedroom.

All that remained of him, she says, was a misspelled note on a crumpled napkin: “Sorry I don’t fell love anymore. Don’t lock for me. I’l be good. I will try to pay you back. Thank x Everithing. Jorge Manuel.”

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Bradford: Joan Raymond charged with immigration fraud

Bradford woman charged with defrauding prospective immigrants
Published on Monday January 21, 2013

Russell Piffer
Staff Reporter
A woman is facing fraud charges after multiple victims allegedly paid for immigration assistance that was never delivered.

Police said a woman claiming to be a consultant at Toronto-based Joan Raymond and Associates allegedly took retainer and application fees from three people who wanted to file immigration claims between 2009 and 2012.

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