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New Canadian citizenship judges

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced the appointment of four citizenship judges for the Greater Toronto Area – Karen J. McMillan, Rafiq Rokerya, Lilian Ruth Klein and Benson Lau.


Rafiq Rokerya was an Audit Manager for the Canada Revenue Agency. He has served the City of Mississauga as Vice Chair of the Appeal Tribunal, Chair of the Election Campaign Finance Committee, and a member of the Compliance Audit Committee for the Peel District School Board. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the fellowship designation FCGA by the Certified General Accountants of Canada, as well as the Ontario Distinguished Service Award by the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, in recognition of his commitment to the community and to his profession.


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

Posted: Jun 5, 2013

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