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20210114 - The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: A Misrepresentation Primer - part 3 of 4 (expired)

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Presenter/s: Joe Kenney RCIC

                      Gordon Maynard LLB

                      Michael Greene Q.C.               

                      T.D. Willetts RCIC

                      Richard Kurland LLB

Moderator: Catherine Sas Q.C. 

Date: 14 January 2021

Time: noon - 2:00 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • ICCRC 2 hours - approved, expired 14 April 2022
  • LSBC 2 hours - Approved, expired - attendance to this course will provide you with .25 hours/15 minutes of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting.
  • For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta. 


BC PNP Misrepresentation Issues - with Joe Kenney RCIC and Gordon Maynard LLB 

  • Employers
  • Applicants
  • Consequences

Misrepresentation and Spousal Applications - with Michael Greene Q.C., and Dani Willetts RCIC

  • Sponsor
  • Applicants
  • Ramifications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Misrepresentation – How ICCRC is using AI in determining misrepresentation - with Richard Kurland LLB

  • What you should know


Joe Kenney RCIC

Joe Kenney has over 20 years of experience in the field of immigration. He is currently an instructor for the University of British Columbia’s Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures. He has also served as a Consultant Director for the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) and was previously a part-time instructor for the Ashton College Immigration Consultant Diploma Program

Before founding J.Kenney Consulting, Mr. Kenney held leadership positions within the Immigration Division of the British Columbia government, serving as the Director of Economic Immigration Programs and the Manager of the BC Provincial Nominee Program. Prior to that, Mr. Kenney worked as a Senior Consultant in one of Canada’s largest immigration consulting firms and served as National Vice President of the Association of Immigration Counsel of Canada.

Mr. Kenney is a registered member of the Immigration Consultant’s of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and a registered member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).


Gordon Maynard LLB


The “senior” member of Maynard Kischer Stojicevic, Gordon Maynard has been called to the B.C. Bar for more than 20 years and he practices Immigration Law exclusively. Gordon’s experience and expertise have been recognized nationally through peer-review assessments and surveys conducted by Best Lawyers, Canadian Lawyer and Lexpert. The 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” designation was shared with three Immigration Law practitioners in Canada. The 2012 Canadian Lawyer “Top Immigration Law Boutique Firm” recognized the partnership of Gordon Maynard, Rudi Kischer and Alex Stojicevic – the only firm so recognized outside of Toronto.


Mr. Maynard is experienced with respect to all categories of admission and enforcement processes, including representation of clients before administrative offices at ports of entry and abroad, administrative Tribunals in the IRB, before Federal Court for judicial review, and appeal proceedings under IRPA and Citizenship Acts. Mr. Maynard focuses on temporary entry and permanent status, including the entry of workers under NAFTA, GATS, and HRSDC LMO processes, and achieving resolution of issues of admissibility and issuance of appropriate authorizations. He has extensive professional experience with Port of Entry offices and practices, with HRSDC and CIC offices responsible for assessment of foreign worker entries through Labour Market Opinion or exemptions from LMO, with CBSA offices for enforcement, with visa offices abroad and with CIC National offices, including Case Management Branch. Mr. Maynard’s clients include major international businesses engaged in transfer of personnel, and private individuals seeking assistance and guidance in navigating the immigration law corridors.


Gordon Maynard is a regularly invited presenter at National and Provincial seminars for the education and professional development of the legal profession. Mr. Maynard has also presented to AQAADI, the Quebec CBA and private sector Human Resources education programs. Mr. Maynard is recognized for distinguished, exceptional service to the objectives and goals of the CBA, through the Louis St. Laurent Award, with co-recipient Michael Greene.


From 1990 through to present date Gordon Maynard has been an active member of both the BC Provincial and National CBA Citizenship and Immigration Law Sections. On behalf of CBA Mr. Maynard has appeared regularly before Parliamentary Committees with respect to Immigration and Citizenship Law legislation reform, has participated in consultations at the Minister and Citizenship and Immigration National levels, and has served on liaison committees with the Immigration and Refugee Board at the Provincial and National levels.


T.D. (Dani) Willetts RCIC

Ms. Willets has been an Accredited Immigration Consultant since August 2013. Prior to that she worked with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for 25 years. She was originally hired as an Immigration Officer, but in the 10 years prior to retiring from the department, she was primarily an Immigration Supervisor. She has extensive experience in every inland immigration program and several overseas programs. Although substantively a decision maker and supervisor, her career also included opportunities to work in several other capacities including:

Intelligence Liaison Officer

Justice Liaison Officer

Regional Program Advisor

Senior Policy Advisor

PRRA Coordinator

Visa Officer



Supervisor in Charge of Outreach (for the 2010 Winter Olympics

Regional Training Coordinator

Ms. Willets is a certified departmental and interdepartmental trainer and a frequently requested speaker for external partners including:


Other government departments

Immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association

Universities and colleges and others

While employed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ms. Willets was recognized nationally three times for her initiatives in outreach. She received the Head of Public Service Award, the Deputy Minister’s Award and the Public Service Award of Excellence.

Currently, in addition to Immigration consulting, Ms. Willets teaches the Family Class and Citizenship module for the blended CILPP program at UBC. She continues to be a frequently requested presenter and has presented for many groups either as a government representative before retiring or as an instructor for Continuing Professional Development programs for her colleagues. She’s also been featured as a guest on Borderlines, a podcast hosted by Steven Meurrens and Peter Edelmann in Vancouver and the regular podcast hosted by Mark Holthe, an immigration lawyer in Edmonton.

Michael Greene Q.C.

Michael Greene, Q.C. has practiced immigration law for 30 years and has practiced exclusively in this sphere for the past 20 years. He represents both corporate clients and individuals. He has instructed the Immigration and Refugee Law course at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law for many years. Michael is active in the Canadian Bar Association both provincially and nationally. He served as the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship & Immigration Section in 2000-2001. Michael has been very involved in immigration law and policy development inCanada and is frequently consulted in the development of new initiatives and improvements to existing laws and processes.

Michael has been listed in the “International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers”, “The Best Lawyers in Canada”, and Lexpert. He has co-chaired national immigration conferences and numerous provincial and local conferences and seminars. He has been a Co-Chair and guest speaker for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Quebec Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the National Continuing Legal Education division of the CBA, the Canadian Institute, Insight Seminars, and PSAC.

Richard Kurland LLB and Editor in Chief of Lexbase

For those who don't know Richard Kurland, he is Attorney at Law in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec.

He is best known as the Editor-in-Chief of Lexbase Immigration - his motto is: Keeping Ottawa Honest. He produces monthly release of information obtained under the Access to Information Act called Lexbase.

Richard's contribution to the immigration practice across the board is best described as invaluable. He has a great sense of humour and his presentations are always a treat for practitioners, whether lawyers or consultants

Catherine Sas QC

Sas and Ing’s Immigration - Owner and Founder

Catherine has been providing a full range of immigration legal services for over 25 years and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine was voted Best Immigration Lawyer in the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver”. 

Catherine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association. Catherine is the past National Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently the Co-Vice Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California which enables her to better serve her American clientele in the film and television and digital media industries.

Catherine has been part of Team Canada and Team British Columbia trade missions to countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education seminars, appeared in parliamentary committees on immigration issues, and spoken at international conferences and symposiums. Catherine has worked extensively with clientele from around the world and travels frequently internationally to assist her clients with their Canadian immigration goals.




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