We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close
Focus On
In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax

Immigration

Latest

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

REFUGEE PROTECTION - Persecution - Religion

Application by Gill for judicial review of a rejected reconsideration request in response to a refusal of an application for permanent residence under the Convention refugee abroad class. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Legal Aid Ontario emphasizes leveraging technology in new five-year strategic plan David Field sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has released a five-year strategic plan that highlights collaboration with social service organizations as well as increased use of technology as central parts of its effort in assisting low-income Ontarians with their legal needs. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Rahaf Mohammed: Tweet, protect, repeat woman_refugee_sm

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offers a shocking statistic about the state of the world: “1 in every 110 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee.” Although Canada’s refugee assistance only reaches a drop in that bucket, it matters. And it mattered last week when Rahaf Mohammed was found to be a refugee by the UNHCR and upon their request, Canada resettled her. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

Legal aid paralegals not qualified to handle risky refugee cases: lawyer Alastair_Clarke_sm

Manitoba’s legal aid office should increase what it pays immigration lawyers rather than have staff paralegals act for refugee claimants in potential “life or death cases,” says a lawyer opposed to the planned pilot project. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 1:29 PM

ELECTIONS - Voters or electors - Qualifications - Residency

Appeal by Frank and Duong from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal setting aside a decision that found provisions of the Canada Elections Act (Act) unconstitutional and of no force or effect. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 11:39 AM - Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 5:07 PM

Supreme Court strikes down federal voting limits on Canadian expatriates Richard Wagner

In a landmark judgment on the Charter-guaranteed right to vote, the Supreme Court of Canada has declared unconstitutional federal provisions (that were recently amended by Parliament) that barred expatriate Canadians who were residing abroad for five years or more from voting in federal elections. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 9:07 AM

Canada expands border biometrics tumb-print_sm

As of Dec. 31, 2018, foreign nationals from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas must provide their biometrics (fingerprints) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. Applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been subject to this biometric requirement since July 31, 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

Labour market impact assessments: Going high or low labour_impact_sm

For employers facing a labour shortage, Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) can be a necessary evil, allowing them to hire qualified foreign workers if qualified Canadians are not available in the labour market. They are often a near last resort due to their complexity, slow processing times and the fact that deficiencies in the smallest details can be fatal to an application forcing the employer to have restart a months-long process. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

SCC’s winter session looks at military justice, lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan Mark Letourneau

Military justice and Crown copyright are among the topics the Supreme Court of Canada will explore in its winter session that includes criminal appeals asking if defence counsel’s legal fees can be paid from the proceeds of crime forfeited to the state and if the Jordan time limits apply in provincial youth court. ... [read more]

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:11 PM

Judge’s political lobbying, advocacy on behalf of black Canadians crossed line, but wasn’t ‘misconduct’ Mark Sandler

The Ontario Judicial Council (OJC) has ruled that a judge who founded an advocacy group for black Canadians, and lobbied politicians with the “highly laudable” aim of helping his community overcome racism and poverty, engaged in a form of impermissible “advocacy and political activity” — but his actions did not amount to “judicial misconduct” that could merit his removal from the bench. ... [read more]