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Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Family sponsorship income requirement does not violate Charter: Federal Court of Appeal Avvy Go, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against a woman who claimed the federal minimum income requirements for sponsoring family members to come to Canada were a violation of her rights under the Charter, saying she was unable to prove the provisions had an adverse impact on her. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program increases net worth, investment requirements immigrant_investors_sm

On July 18, 2018, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) announced new regulations respecting the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Among the changes announced were significant changes to the program’s net worth and investment requirements, both of which have increased significantly. The MIDI indicates that this change is intended to improve the retention of immigrant investors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Top judge suggests Ottawa should publicly explain when it rejects courts’ reasonable budget requests TLD Exclusive

Federal Court Chief Justice Paul Crampton says the federal government should be obliged to account to the public why it turns down budgetary requests from Canada’s four national courts that are deemed reasonable by an independent advisory body. Since budget freezes nearly shuttered some of his courtrooms last year, the Federal Court’s leader has been striving to come up with a way to boost the operational funding of the itinerant national trial court that has seen successive governments turn down budget requests from the Courts Administration Service (CAS) — the registry for the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Tax Court and Court Martial Appeal Court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

IMMIGRANTS - Sponsorship applications - Dependent children

Application for judicial review of the refusal of an application for permanent residence. ... [read more]

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Cross-border estate administration: Both sides now crossborder_flags_sm

When a deceased person has cross-border connections to the United States and Ontario or any province or territory in Canada, many issues can arise which can complicate the administration of their estate. In this series of articles, we discuss common issues that can arise when estates have connections on both sides of the border. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

Diving deep into the how and what now of the USMCA usmca_trade_sm

The new USMCA trilateral trade deal struck last week between the United States, Canada and Mexico that is set to replace NAFTA lifted the uncertainty that the partners could come to a mutually beneficial understanding after 13 months of negotiations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 9:10 AM

Making allegations against a former immigration counsel just got easier blame_lawyer_sm

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) recently released a new Practice Notice entitled Allegations Against Former Counsel. The document guides people who allege inadequate representation by former counsel before any of the four divisions of the tribunal. ... [read more]

Friday, October 05, 2018 @ 5:01 AM

Challenges await with NAFTA 2.0, say lawyers Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

There still may be life in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), because its recently reached successor pact — the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) — is not quite a done deal. However, lawyers still need to be prepared for the NAFTA-to-UMSCA transition, according to an international trade lawyer who serves as a NAFTA dispute resolution panellist. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 8:55 AM

OFFENCE AND ENFORCEMENT - Arrest and detention - Detention orders

Appeal by Toure from the dismissal of his habeas corpus application. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Appeal offers a look at inner workings of Ministry of Immigration inner_workings_sm

A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision, Jean Pierre v. Canada 2018 FCA 97, is worth a read for any immigration law practitioner. The case provides a unique look into the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada and the roles and duties of different officers. ... [read more]