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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 01:24 PM

Gowling WLG launches new area of practice

With the aim of helping businesses relocated to Canada, Gowling WLG has formed what it's calling the relocation services group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 09:37 AM

U.S. RAISE Act takes a page from Canada's merit-based immigration system Immigration_law_sm

The proposed legislation, endorsed by President Donald Trump, would follow this country's lead and implement a points system, but it could ultimately cut in half the number of immigrant visas granted annually. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 01:58 PM

Dentons hires U.S. immigration specialist for Vancouver office

The Vancouver office of Dentons has taken on a new counsel who specializes in American immigration law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 08:48 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - On arrest or detention - To test validity through habeas corpus - Remedies for denial of rights - Procedural remedies - Habeas corpus

Appeal by Chhina, an immigration detainee, from the dismissal of his application for habeus corpus. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Lawyers leveraging AI technology to boost access to information, justice Marc-André Séguin sm

When people have a question about a legal matter, where are they most likely to turn to first — a lawyer that they pay for, or the Internet? ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 08:36 AM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Grounds for inadmissibility - Security - Inadmissibility findings

Appeal by Mahjoub from decisions finding a security certificate reasonable and refusing to grant a stay due to Charter violations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 09:35 AM

Ontario ruling provides a look at Canada's Kafkaesque world of immigration detention | Guidy Mamann

When a judge’s reasons begin by quoting Kafka to describe the immigration detention history of Ricardo Scotland of Barbados, you know that the rest of the decision simply can’t bode well for the government’s position. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 08:47 AM

NATURALIZATION OR CITIZENSHIP - Loss of or disqualification from citizenship - Appeals and judicial review - Citizenship Act and Regulations - Interpretation

Appeal by Vavilov from the dismissal of his application for judicial review of the cancellation of his citizenship by the Registrar of Citizenship (Registrar). ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Federal program to attract more entrepreneurs to Canada 'very flawed': lawyer

The federal government has made permanent a pilot project to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada, but some immigration lawyers say it has too many hurdles and needs to be revamped. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Extra federal funding allows B.C. legal aid to continue immigration, refugee work Mark Benton sm

British Columbia’s legal aid organization, the Legal Services Society, has confirmed that an increase in federal funding will enable it to continue services for immigration and refugee clients until November. ... [read more]