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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

Employment discrimination based on citizenship discrimination_immigration_sm

Canadian citizens and permanent residents have an unrestricted right to work for any employer in Canada. Non-citizens’ right to work is restricted by a statutory requirement to obtain a work permit. When employers make a distinction between job candidates on the basis of a person’s immigration status it may lead to an allegation of discrimination on the basis of citizenship, a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Code (Code). ... [read more]

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Trump’s tax changes hit U.S. residents of Canada, dual citizenship holders dual_citizen_sm

Recent tax changes in the United States can have huge implications for Canadian residents with U.S. or dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship. ... [read more]

Friday, September 07, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

Express Entry 2018: By the numbers express_immigration_sm

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system. The system is designed to select economic class immigrants who have the highest probability for success in Canada. Express Entry manages the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades Program and some Provincial Nominee Programs. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

CJC to appeal Federal Court’s ruling that judicial council subject to judicial review; discipline body alleges errors, appearance of bias Simon Noel

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) is appealing an important jurisdictional decision in which the presiding Federal Court judge accuses the leadership of the council of 39 chief justices of disrespecting his court and making poor litigation choices, and also “questions” whether CJC responses to queries from The Lawyer’s Daily amounted to “pressuring” federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to fire a Quebec judge “without regard for the judicial [review] proceedings that are legitimately before this [Federal] Court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

SCC fall session features landmark cases on standard of review and sexual assault Steven Mason

Judicial review, class actions and sexual assault cases dominate the Supreme Court of Canada’s fall session. From Oct. 10 to Dec. 14, the nine judges will hear 26 appeals (only 10 are criminal) on an eclectic docket that also features cases on bankruptcy, bail review, civil procedure, freedom of the press, labour law, search and seizure and tax. ... [read more]

Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 3:55 PM

‘Five eyes’ officials agree to seek to enable police access to private encrypted info Ralph Goodale

Canada and the other “five eyes countries” are convening an “extraordinary” meeting of senior officials responsible for criminal justice, border protection and law enforcement with the aim of finding new ways to boost cross-border information sharing and their fight against “serious criminal threats.”     ... [read more]

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

Fact or fiction: 10 myths about border crossers refugees_border_sm

Throughout the summer people have continued to cross into Canada from the USA. They are nationals of Syria, Yemen, Eritrea and other places. As refugee claimants, they seek Canada’s protection from persecution. They also trigger political rhetoric.Let’s explore 10 of the most common assertions, with a view to understanding whether they are indeed fact, or mere fiction. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 2:41 PM

Miller Thomson adds staff in Toronto, Vaughan

Miller Thomson LLP has added three new faces to its Toronto office, including a partner and two associates, and one new associate for its office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

Federal cabinet committees, ministers’ mandates rejigged; Blair to study full ban on handguns, assault weapons Justin Trudeau

As the Liberal government gears up for the federal election next year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejigged his cabinet committees and issued formal marching orders to the 10 cabinet ministers he shuffled or newly appointed last July, including border czar, Bill Blair. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

Newfoundland: Minority parents and international entrepreneurs | Colin Singer

Visible minorities in Newfoundland and Labrador fear that the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act fails to account for cultural differences in parenting and caregiving. Parents say they are battling a misconception that they are too hard on their children or do not love them as much. ... [read more]