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20210121 - The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: A Misrepresentation Primer - Part 4 of 4 (expired)

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Presenter/s: Lorne Waldman OM

                     Catherine Sas QC

                     Joshua Slayen JD

                     Annie Beaudoin RCIC

                     Gordon Maynard LLB

                     Alex Titov PhD., RCIC

                     T.D. Willetts RCIC

                     Lorne Waldman OM

Moderator: Catherine Sas Q.C. 

Date: 21 January 2021

Time: noon - 2:00 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • ICCRC 2 hours - Approved: expired21 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. 


Anatomy of a Mispresentation Case 

with Lorne Waldman and Catherine Sas

Ethical Consideratins on Misrepresentations: "Really, you signed blank forms?!" - 60 tips in 60 minutes


Lorne Waldman OM

Lorne has been practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and refugee law since 1979, the year he opened his own law practice.

Lorne is the author and editor of Immigration Law and PracticeImmigration Law and Practice has often been cited as an authority by the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal as well as by the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, Mr. Waldman has authored three other works: The Definition of Convention Refugee, published by Butterworths in 2001; Canadian Immigration and Refugee Practice, a work that includes a commentary and case digests, which was first published in October of 2005 by Butterworths and is published annually with updates to case digests and commentary; and Inadmissible to Canada: The Legal Barriers to Canadian Immigration published by Lexis Nexis Canada.

Lorne has been appointed as an adjunct professor of law at both Osgoode Hall Law Schools and at the University of Ottawa Law School. At Osgoode, he taught immigration law and a seminar on National Security and Human Rights. At the University of Ottawa, he taught immigration law and he also co-taught a seminar on Anti-Terrorism Law with Professor Craig Forcese.

Lorne appears frequently at all levels of the courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal where he has argued many of the leading cases in immigration and refugee law.

Lorne successfully acted as co-counsel for Maher Arar at the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar which investigated and reported on the circumstances behind his deportation from the United States to Syria where he was subjected to brutal torture. Lorne has also appeared as a witness before House of Commons and Senate Committees on issues of immigration and refugee law. He appeared for the Canadian Bar Association as one of the spokespersons on national security issues at hearings into the Review of the Anti-Terrorism Legislation and assisted in the writing of the CBA briefs on the Anti-Terrorism Legislation to the Parliamentary and Senate Committees.

Annie Beaudoin RCIC

Annie Beaudoin has close to 20 years of high-level expertise in Canadian Immigration. She was a Canadian Immigration Officer and worked for the Government for 15 years. Her years of experience as a decision maker in a Canadian Visa Office has allowed her to accumulate a rare high-level expertise in Canadian Immigration.

Over the years, she has worked on the entire spectrum of visa categories in Canada and was asked to develop a technical knowledge on complex cases and inadmissibility(s)to Canada, including criminal inadmissibility originating from the United States and other foreign countries. Therefore, Ms. Beaudoin possesses an unparalleled experience in complex permanent residence and temporary residence applications & the invaluable concrete perspective of the actual governmental decision maker.

Ms. Beaudoin is passionate about Canadian immigration and loves working with an international clientele. She is always dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent manner with a specific focus on her clients’ needs and goals. She wishes to contribute to the industry at large and share her knowledge as a mentor to other Consultants because she knows this will benefit the profession and also people interested in applying for immigration to Canada. Ms. Beaudoin is also bilingual in both of Canada’s official languages: French and English.

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.

Alex Titov PhD., RCIC

Dr. Alex Titov is an author, international speaker, and a widely recognized expert on corporate strategy, international business transformation and personal development for managers and entrepreneurs for over 22 years.

Licensed Immigration Advisor and Member of ICCRC, Dr. Titov provides exclusive immigration service for business-people and High-Net-Worth individuals from around the world to relocate their assets, operations, personnel and families to Canada and the US.

U.S., Canada and Russia-educated, Alex received degrees in Nuclear Physics and in Economics in 80s and early 90s in Russia, before getting his Ph.D. in Business Administration in the USA, finishing with certification in Immigration Law Practice in Canada from Ashton College, where he is a long-term Member of the PAC Committee.

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.

Joshua Slayen JD

Larlee Rosenberg Barristers and Solicitors

Joshua is a Vancouver based immigration lawyer who provides immigration services to individual and corporate clients around the world.

Joshua’s corporate immigration practice focuses on NAFTA professionals, intra-company transfers, labour market impact assessments (LMIAs) and various paths to permanent residence through provincial nominee programs and Express Entry. He also works with individuals and families with an emphasis on employment, investment, citizenship and family sponsorship-based applications. He regularly assists clients with inadmissibility issues and frequently appears at provincial and federal tribunals and levels of Court.

Joshua has a diverse background in immigration law, which has included litigating complex immigration matters and the processing of various temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship applications to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and international Canadian visa offices. Prior to joining Larlee Rosenberg, Joshua practiced immigration law with other leading immigration firms in Canada.

Joshua is committed to helping clients turn visions into working realities through creative and innovative immigration strategies and a client focused approach. Joshua has been blogging for The Huffington Post since 2012. He regularly lectures on immigration matters and has appeared on various media outlets.


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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