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Minister Kenney issues statement celebrating Canada Day

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Ottawa, July 1, 2012 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement celebrating Canada Day.


Statement on new arrest in connection with the MV Sun Sea

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The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism today made the following statement following the arrest of a man charged in conjunction with the MV Sun Sea case.


Ministers Toews and Kenney comment on immigration fraud charges

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The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, made the following statement today commending the Canada Border Services Agency for its work leading to charges against a number of individuals for immigration fraud in Montreal and Winnipeg. CBSA today announced that in Montreal, Carol Massoud appeared in court, charged with 61 offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Criminal Code, including inducing, aiding or abetting individuals to misrepresent themselves to the Government of Canada for immigration purposes, and with possessing property obtained by crime. In Winnipeg last week, two individuals, Bradley Jacobson and Kendall Schmidt, were charged with 23 counts and eight counts respectively under the IRPA and the Criminal Code.


Statement on new arrest and charges in connection with the MV Sun Sea

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Ottawa, June 6, 2012 -The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism today made the following statement following the arrest of a Toronto man in the MV Sun Sea case. RCMP has also laid charges against two individuals who are not believed to be in Canada at this time, and Canada-wide warrants have been issued for their arrest.


Government of Canada statement on arrests of alleged organizers of the MV Sun Sea

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Ottawa, May 15, 2012 -The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism today made the following statement following new arrests in the MV Sun Sea case. The MV Sun Sea was a migrant vessel that brought 492 irregular migrants to Canada in August of 2010 as part of a human smuggling event.


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