When Mustafa first spoke with the IRCC officer, he made a guess about how many party meetings he had attended. He made a different guess when Gary asked the same question. If he had read the officer’s notes, he would have been reminded of what he had said before. Then he could have been more consistent.
If Tanzim had read the officer’s notes, he might have noticed that the officer had made a mistake when she wrote that Tanzim was a party member. Tanzim could have told Gary about the mistake at the start of the hearing. That might have been better than letting Gary find the problem.
Warning: Claimants take a risk when they choose to bring a problem to Gary’s attention. If they say nothing, there is always the chance that Gary will not notice it. But telling him about a problem shows Gary that the claimant is not trying to hide it. This often makes him less suspicious than when he discovers a problem himself.
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