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Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 1:47 PM

Cannabis Act changes may cause excessive strain on border services, CBA warns Jonathan Leebosh sm

Cannabis legalization’s impact on criminal admissibility may be heavily felt by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) cautions the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Immigration Law Section in a letter addressed to the agency’s manager of customs enforcement policy unit. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Federal Court of Appeal decision may lead to changes at border: lawyer Leo Salloum, Grill Barristers

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a man who argued several thousand dollars were improperly seized from him by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), a decision the man’s lawyer says could lead to changes in how people who express a desire not to enter Canada are treated by federal officials. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

Migrating south: The changing landscape for Canadian snowbirds in the U.S. Florida

As the cold, snowy winter batters residents of Canada, many look to the U.S. sunshine states for relief from shovelling, slippery roads and other headaches of daily life. But new challenges are arising every day at the U.S. border, as immigration-related agencies put the government's "America First" slogan into action. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Cross-border searches put client privacy at risk, experts say

The annual vacation in Sarasota, the IP convention in Dallas, the guest lecturing opportunity in Boston. These are the types of trips that routinely require lawyers to cross the 49th parallel into the United States and back to Canada. However, such trips are no longer routine. As security on both sides of the border ramps up, lawyers may find themselves in jeopardy of violating lawyer-client privilege, being unable to enter another country as a result and even being detained.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 9:10 AM

Age for dependent children increased under Canada’s immigration programs Immigrants

The federal government has restored the age for dependent children to under 22 from under 19 for immigration purposes, which means that applicants for permanent residence to Canada can once again include their dependent children who are young adults in any of Canada’s immigration programs. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

KPMG Law partners with Indian software firm

KPMG Law LLP has signed what it is calling a “marketing deal” with Immidart Technologies LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 9:05 AM

With NAFTA's future uncertain, CETA poised to step up for business travellers

Since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement has facilitated business mobility to and from Canada. But with NAFTA renegotiations between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico at a standstill, it is hoped that the trade in services provisions of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ease some of the potential loss, should NAFTA be repealed. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

U of T, lawyers urge Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers Petra Molnar sm

The University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) is calling on Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to revise policy and allow skilled drivers from war-torn countries to fast track through the one-year waiting period before the final driving test needed to obtain a G licence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:07 AM

Canada’s ‘deportation list’ raises important questions for the courts | Stephen Green

Perhaps the most fascinating and overlooked facet of immigration law is the extent to which it is interwoven with international relations. A notable example is the process by which foreign nationals who are required to leave Canada are returned to their countries of origin or citizenship. Included in this is the treatment of immigrants who find themselves between two nations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Billion-dollar class action alleges Charter violations at Ontario jails Jonathan_Ptak

The Ontario government has been hit with a billion-dollar class action over claims staffing-related lockdowns in provincial correctional facilities have led to significant constitutional breaches. ... [read more]