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Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Legal rights - On arrest or detention - To test validity through habeas corpus - Remedies for denial of rights - Procedural remedies - Habeas corpus

Appeal by Chhina, an immigration detainee, from the dismissal of his application for habeus corpus. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Lawyers leveraging AI technology to boost access to information, justice Marc-André Séguin sm

When people have a question about a legal matter, where are they most likely to turn to first — a lawyer that they pay for, or the Internet? ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Grounds for inadmissibility - Security - Inadmissibility findings

Appeal by Mahjoub from decisions finding a security certificate reasonable and refusing to grant a stay due to Charter violations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Ontario ruling provides a look at Canada's Kafkaesque world of immigration detention | Guidy Mamann

When a judge’s reasons begin by quoting Kafka to describe the immigration detention history of Ricardo Scotland of Barbados, you know that the rest of the decision simply can’t bode well for the government’s position. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

NATURALIZATION OR CITIZENSHIP - Loss of or disqualification from citizenship - Appeals and judicial review - Citizenship Act and Regulations - Interpretation

Appeal by Vavilov from the dismissal of his application for judicial review of the cancellation of his citizenship by the Registrar of Citizenship (Registrar). ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 6:01 AM

Federal program to attract more entrepreneurs to Canada 'very flawed': lawyer

The federal government has made permanent a pilot project to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada, but some immigration lawyers say it has too many hurdles and needs to be revamped. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Extra federal funding allows B.C. legal aid to continue immigration, refugee work Mark Benton sm

British Columbia’s legal aid organization, the Legal Services Society, has confirmed that an increase in federal funding will enable it to continue services for immigration and refugee clients until November. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 7:09 AM

Federal Court denies request to set time limits on immigration detention Guidy Mamann

The federal government can either change the law and regulations regarding the length of time a person can be held in immigration detention, or lawyers representing former detainees are prepared to go all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to request limits be imposed on periods of incarceration in those cases. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 8:24 AM

REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION - Removal from Canada - Removal order - Humanitarian and compassionate grounds

Appeal by Lewis from the dismissal of his application for judicial review of a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Inland Enforcement Officer’s (Enforcement Officer) decision, refusing his request to defer his deportation to Guyana pending the determination of his humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) application. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Court denies accused terrorist’s attempts to get security certificate quashed David Stratas

Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub's latest effort to overturn a security certificate denying him entry into Canada because of ties to terrorist organizations has been rejected. ... [read more]