Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

December 17, 2009 18:21 ET

Minister Kenney Announces Citizenship Judge Appointment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) - George Khouri has been appointed Citizenship Judge in Ajax, Ontario, for a three-year full-time term, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

Prior to his appointment, Judge Khouri was a business leader, having distinguished himself as past President of the Clarington Board of Trade, past Chair of the Whitby Fair Merchants Association, member of the Bowmanville Memorial Hospital Foundation's Harvest Ball Committee and the Ajax Rotary Club.

He is recognized for fundraising for the Whitby General Hospital and for his corporate sponsorship of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and for successfully organizing local environmental projects. Mr. Khouri is fluent in English, French, Lebanese and Arabic.

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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