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NATURALIZATION OR CITIZENSHIP - Application for grant of citizenship - Powers and duties of citizenship judge - Procedure - Appeals and judicial review - Citizenship Act and Regulations - Interpretation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 7:49 AM  

Appeal by the Minister from an order of mandamus requiring it to continue to process the respondent’s citizenship application. The respondent, a citizen of Sri Lanka, obtained refugee status after coming to Canada in 2009. He was granted permanent residence in Canada in 2011 and commenced a citizenship application in 2015. The Minister applied for cessation proceedings pursuant to s. 108 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act on the grounds that the respondent had returned to Sri Lanka for extended stays between 2011 and 2013,...