Minister Kenney announces Citizenship Judge Appointment, Reappointments

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Ottawa, October 22, 2012 — Roy Wong has been appointed as a Citizenship Judge in Vancouver for a full-time, three-year term, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. The appointment is effective October 29, 2012.

Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, a Licentiate in Law from the Université de Montréal and the Certificate of Qualification for Common-Law from the University of British Columbia. He had a lengthy career as a lawyer and is a past member of the Law Society of British Columbia and a past member of the Barreau du Québec.

Four other citizenship judges have been reappointed to three-year terms:

  • Ann Dillon (Vancouver)
  • Renée Giroux (Montreal)
  • Anne-Marie Kains (Vancouver)
  • Terrence O’Malley (Regina)

Citizenship judges are responsible for making decisions with regard to citizenship applications, presiding over citizenship ceremonies and administering the oath of citizenship to new citizens.

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Alexis Pavlich
Minister’s Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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