Vice-Chair, Canadian Society of Immigration Practitioners
Good afternoon, Chairman, ladies and gentlemen. Bonjour, Monsieur Carrier, Monsieur St-Cyr, and Madame Beaumier.
I flew in from Montreal on short notice to have this opportunity to raise some important issues concerning the immigration laws. I will also raise the code of conduct for members of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants.
I'm talking about Quebec, because I'm an administrator, too, of a church. We try to help needy people, especially newcomers, immigrants, refugees, and so on. I can assure you that we have large numbers every week coming to us complaining about the society members, the CSIC members. They complain about financial abuse and--we've looked into this, because we have three lawyers working with us in the office--poor representation.
This was in the news lately. The RCMP invaded one of their members in Montreal, someone very well known, and they seized 700 files. The complaint came through the Government of Quebec to the RCMP.