Members of the House of Commons immigration committee say they are going to not examine allegations of obstruction of justice against Marco Mendicino, who was previously in cost of the file.
The division’s deputy minister says human error led to a mistake in court docket filings concerning the coming into drive of laws creating a brand new school to regulate immigration consultants.
Government legal professionals advised a Federal Court decide that the laws got here into drive on Nov. 20, 2020 as half of a trademark infringement case — however it did not actually come into drive till greater than two weeks later.
A report by unbiased media outlet Blacklock’s Reporter final week advised Mendicino backdated authorities paperwork in an “obvious bid to mislead a federal decide.”
The deputy minister insisted in a letter that it was a easy case of human error that was shortly corrected.
Members of the committee convened an pressing assembly and debated whether or not they need to examine the error, however the concept was defeated in a 5 to six vote.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 12, 2022.