Private recruiter considers legal action against Lester B. Pearson over terminated contract. Board confirmed it cut ties with recruiter Edu Edge earlier this week.

Suanne Stein Day, who chairs the Lester B. Pearson School Board, said the board is currently reviewing all of its international student recruitment partnerships to make sure that the board works with only 'reputable recruiters.' (CBC)

CBC News

An international student recruitment company says it’s considering legal action against the Lester B. Pearson School Board.

Board Chair Suanne Stein Day announced this week that the board had cut ties with recruiter Naveen Kolan and his company Edu Edge.

The board said it was part of restructuring that followed the discovery of alleged “irregularities” in its International department.

The announcement comes as the Pearson Board is facing an investigation by UPAC, the province’s anti-corruption agency, and a government audit.

In an email, Edu Edge vice president Sai Vikas Waghrey wrote that the company is aware of the investigation, but does not know what is being investigated.

He says the company is considering “judicial remedies” to deal with what it calls “the illegal termination” of its contract with the school board.

In an email to CBC Montreal, Stein Day said the board does not believe it illegally terminated any contract with Edu Edge.

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