Minister Alexander announces citizenship judge appointment in Montreal

OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the appointment today of Myriam Taschereau of Sainte-Hélène-de-Breakeyville, QC, as part-time citizenship judge in Montreal effective June 13, 2014.

Judge Taschereau has extensive experience in business management, communications, public relations, and tourism and economic development. She served on a variety of boards of directors and executive committees from 1998 to 2013. She has also been listed among the 50 most powerful women in eastern Quebec by Journal Économique. Judge Taschereau holds a Bachelor's degree in Law and is a member of the Quebec Bar.

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.

Citizenship judges are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. New appointees are chosen from a list of qualified candidates who have gone through rigorous screening. Candidates for citizenship judge appointments are evaluated against the skills required by the position: information-seeking, judgment/analytical thinking, decision making, effective communication, cross-cultural sensitivity, and leadership.

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