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Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 8:38 AM

Impact of presidential election on U.S. and Canadian immigration: Part Two whitehouse_podium_sm

Perhaps the largest elephant in the room as it pertains to immigration and cross-border mobility between Canada and the U.S. is the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, Canada’s executive branch has introduced a number of orders-in-council pursuant to the Quarantine Act, which have heavily restricted movement between the countries. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 8:24 AM

Impact of presidential election on U.S. and Canadian immigration: Part One whitehouse_podium_sm

As voting in the U.S. presidential election comes to a close, this article addresses the impact of Joe Biden’s victory on the future of American and Canadian immigration. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 8:20 AM

How Biden administration will change immigration welcome_immigration_sm

It may have taken half the week to get there, but the dust has settled and the U.S. has elected Joseph Biden to take Donald Trump’s place in January. Biden has his work cut out for him when it comes to immigration reform. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration over the course of four years in office. We saw nearly 400 miles of border wall constructed between the U.S. and Mexico, a travel freeze due to COVID-19, and a number of new visa restrictions aimed at Trump’s “Hire American” initiative to save U.S. jobs for unemployed Americans. ... [read more]

Monday, November 09, 2020 @ 4:58 PM

Biden administration still holds challenges for Canada, say former politicians Christy Clark sm

A Joe Biden presidency in the United States will present a strategic opportunity for Canada to reset its most important international relationship, but Ottawa will be challenged by issues such as the likely demise of the Keystone XL pipeline and a rekindled competition for top international talent, said a panel of former high-profile Canadian politicians. ... [read more]

Friday, November 06, 2020 @ 1:18 PM

Tech workers impacted by U.S. H-1B visa clampdown look to Canada | Colin Singer

Industry watchers say technology firms in Canada are the likely beneficiaries of U.S. President Donald Trump’s clampdown on the H-1B visa widely used by Silicon Valley companies to bring in highly skilled immigrants. ... [read more]

Friday, November 06, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

Law society aiming to broaden scope of services for Ontario paralegals, says treasurer Paralegal series logo

The Law Society of Ontario will continue to look at ways to expand the services that paralegals can provide across the province, including through a comprehensive study of the profession that is ongoing, said LSO treasurer Teresa Donnelly. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2020 @ 12:40 PM

Why paralegals are force behind innovation in law firms paralegals_sm

Paralegals are already a vital resource to law firms, but with the onslaught of tools on the market that help automate the more mundane and repetitive parts of their work, they are about to become much more valuable. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 05, 2020 @ 9:57 AM

Canada to fix ‘no-fly’ list, address mistaken identity Bill_Blair_sm

Canada’s government is attempting to fix issues with its controversial “no-fly” list by addressing situations where passengers are falsely flagged because they happen to have the same name as someone on that list. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 04, 2020 @ 12:56 PM

Paralegals and access to justice | Grazia Condello paralegal_sm

Long before becoming a licensed paralegal, I began my career in 1998 as a law clerk in a law firm. Part of my role involved reviewing disclosure and going to the Law Library at 130 Queen St. in Toronto to research case law (before legal research was revolutionized by the Internet). ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 @ 1:38 PM

Is SCC looking like SCOTUS?: The language in Fraser v. Canada supreme_court_question_sm

There’s something afoot in the Supreme Court of Canada. And it adds heavy fuel to the debate about the extent to which the court is becoming politicized. ... [read more]