IRB Appointments

Published: Wednesday, 06/25/2008 12:00 am EDT

Minister of Immigration Diane Finley named 21 members to the Immigration and Refugee Board yesterday. Nine of the full-time appointments are new, while 12 are reappointments. The IRB has been chronically short of members since the Conservatives took power, with about a third of its seats vacant. As a result, the board's case backlog has skyrocketed.

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