Michael Niren featured in the Law Times Magazine on Regulating Immigraton Consultants in Quebec

We have blogged about the need for regulation of immigration consultants in order to protect the public from fraudulent representation. As we have reported, it appears that the Province of Quebec has taken the lead in cracking down on unscrupulous immigration consultants. And we applaud Quebec for their efforts. However,  there may be a “grey lining” in their silver cloud.

Quebec’s proposals may be going too far making  it unnecessarily difficult for licensed Canadian lawyers who do not practice in Quebec to represent immigration clients bound for that province. An article in the Law Times here where I was interviewed discusses this issue in more detail.

Let’s hope that Quebec does not overreach its mandate to put a dent in the malfeasance practiced by some immigration consultants. Their proposals, while well intended, could  end up preventing very competent, experienced out-of-province immigration lawyers from doing their job.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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