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Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 8:36 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Right of appeal - Stay

Appeal by refugee claimants from the dismissal of their appeals from decisions of the Refugee Board Appeal Division. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:25 PM

After NAFTA won’t be found in Washington, Ottawa canada_u.s._trade_sm

As Canada and the United States wrap up more than two years of work on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), one pressing question remains for the cross-border business community — what can we expect after NAFTA? The answer rests not in Washington, D.C., or Ottawa, but in state and provincial capitals throughout North America. ... [read more]

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 8:58 AM

Federal Court reins in Immigration and Refugee Board | Julius Melnitzer

The Federal Court has limited the power of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) chairperson to issue jurisprudential guides (JGs) on issues of fact, where the JGs create an “expectation” that board members were bound to follow the directives. ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

Refugees and the federal election: Setting the record straight Federal election 2019

When it came time for the 2015 federal election campaign, we had slipped as a nation. The former government’s views on refugees were crystal clear. Not mincing words, it threw around terms like “bogus refugees” and referred to people coming to Canada for “gold-plated” health care, casting refugees from certain regions as unworthy scammers. The courts have since ruled that there was no evidence for any of this rhetoric and in fact, it flew in the face of s. 15 of the Charter. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 8:22 AM

Temporary programs fill in immigration objectives immigration_policy_sm

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provides legislative authority to allow the minister to issue special instructions to immigration officers to enable the government of Canada to attain its immigration goals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

Gene genie: Why criminal law power to protect genetic information is constitutional Bluebodyscience

Science can now peer into the very code of life, the recipe that makes up who we are. DNA testing can tell, with a high degree of certainty, whether we are likely to fall prey to certain illnesses or transmit them to our descendants. ... [read more]

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 2:53 PM

What U.K. employers should know about Canadian employment law Britishcanada

Canadian employment law shares many similarities with U.K. employment law by virtue of Canada having inherited its common law system from the U.K. Nevertheless, it is important for U.K. employers seeking to expand operations into Canada to understand how Canadian employment legislation operates within a federalist state. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

Access to Justice: New fund aiming at solutions | Beverley McLachlin

On Sept. 10, 2019, the Beverley McLachlin Access to Justice Fund was launched. The fund’s aim is to provide financing for innovative approaches to improving access to civil and family justice. Through an application process the Fund will allow individuals and organizations to explore, test, measure and grow good ideas that advance our progress. We will begin receiving applications next year, with a transparent and publicly available application process. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

New immigration partner for BARTLAW LLP

BARTLAW LLP announced that Carrie Wright is the Toronto immigration firm’s newest partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

Restrictive U.S. immigration good for Canada tech sector canada_tech_sm

Canada’s tech sector is experiencing a boom — and some of that may be attributable to the current immigration policies of the United States. While talented individuals are happy to go to the U.S. to obtain their advanced education in technology-related fields, many are choosing to leave after obtaining their degree, or being driven out due to restrictive U.S. employment authorization options for tech workers. ... [read more]