On Friday, June 16, 2017, the ICCRC briefly informed membership via email blast message about its view in CIMM recommendations. In that message, the ICCRC also promised membership that it is going to contact them again on Monday, June 19, 2017, to share its detailed policy statement on CIMM recommendations.
Well, today on June 18, 2017, another mainstream News Media Tornot Star has released its report based on the much detailed investigation. Members are encouraged to read following highlights and then click on given link to read the full investigative report and make their own judgement. Perjury related matter is highlighted in bold.
"By NICHOLAS KEUNGImmigration reporter Sun., June 18, 2017
"Dean, the board member who was removed after speaking to the parliamentary committee, is also critical of the regulator’s outsourcing of its discipline and investigations operation to a company called NR Complaint and Discipline Solutions Inc., which is registered to the wife of ICCRC’s director of complaints and discipline, Robert Kewley.
“The government told ICCRC that they were the regulator, and the ICCRC turned around and has given the power and a big cheque every month for many years to the private corporation,” Dean told the parliamentary committee. “None of us directors were even allowed to ask questions about it, because it’s the black box.”
A contract between Kewley’s company and ICCRC obtained by Dean and viewed by the Star showed it was paid $12,500 a month for the service. Kewley, when reached at his home office, wouldn’t confirm the amount but said he was paid a monthly flat fee by the regulator from 2011 to 2015. He has an ongoing contract with ICCRC that expires later this year. He refused to disclose the new terms.
Barker, of the ICCRC, said many professional regulatory bodies, especially the smaller ones, contract investigative work to a third party in the early stage after their formation. The regulator planned to move the operation in-house later in 2017, he added.
From the get-go in 2011, he said, Kewley was retained as a contractor to lead the investigation and complaint intake. “He is not, nor has ever been, an employee,” said Barker.
Kewley, a former Mountie, told the Star his company had three other retired RCMP officers as investigators and the business was registered to his wife for taxation reasons."
"Almost six years after its inception, the organization is again dogged by the industry’s old demons. So-called ghost consultants, or unlicensed agents, are still operating and criticisms about transparency surrounding its finances are being raised."
"In an email response to the Star, Lawrence Barker, the regulator’s registrar, said the council is financially-sound and has established $3.5 million in reserves without incurring any expenses to taxpayers."
"In 2004, the federal government put up $1.2 million to create the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants, a self-regulatory body that everyone hoped would instill a sense of professionalism and faith in a business with a notorious reputation.
"Despite the good intentions, Ottawa decertified the regulator in 2011 following complaints about mismanagement and poor governance, and replaced it with another self-regulatory body, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), based in Burlington."
We the members believe that the report is factual and reflects the true facts and faces of "actors" who were responsible for governing the profession.Please use this link to read the full report
Based on this new evidence coming to light today, I personally believe that the ICCRC's Registrar Mr. Larance E Barker and Former CEO Mr. Bob Brak has committed a perjury. A serious crime in Canada.
Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)
- 131 (1) Subject to subsection (3), every one commits perjury who, with intent to mislead, makes before a person who is authorized by law to permit it to be made before him a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation, by affidavit, solemn declaration or deposition or orally, knowing that the statement is false.
More details and evidence to follow;