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The Hill: IRB influenced by politics

posted Dec 16, 2011, 9:48 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Dec 16, 2011, 9:48 PM ]
Monday, December 05, 2011 | Written by Richard Cleroux Law Times

Noted immigration lawyer Barbara Jackman says the problem is the system. The government appoints board members for two, three or five years, after which Kenney or his people assess their performance. Kenney decides who should be reappointed.

Does their performance while on the board affect their reappointment to their $120,000-a-year job? It’s rather obvious that it does. The law, in fact, says it should.

Right now, about 90 per cent of the board members, including chairman Brian Goodman and his two deputies, are appointees of the Conservative government.

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