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Fraud in the Canadian Citizenship Program – Is it a Big Problem?

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May 4, 2016

Mario BellissimoNot to sound like a wordsmith but I think it depends on how you define “big”?  Or more to the point, how you define “adequate”? The Auditor General of Canada (AGC) Report: Detecting and Preventing Fraud in the Citizenship Program, released on May 3rd, 2016 concluded that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) did not adequately detect and prevent fraud to ensure that only adult applicants who met selected eligibility requirements were granted Canadian citizenship.  The AGC also examined whether the Citizenship Program obtained accurate, complete, and timely information from the…

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