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Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

Legal Aid Ontario considering suspension of immigration, refugee services Vicki Moretti sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) officials are meeting with the federal government in a bid to boost funding for immigration and refugee services, which are in danger of being suspended. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 7:27 AM

B.C. legal aid will cease to accept immigration, refugee applications as of August Mark Benton sm

British Columbia’s Legal Services Society (LSS) has announced that it will no longer accept applications for immigration and refugee cases as of Aug. 1 due to lack of funding. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 9:03 AM

Federal court decision may have impact on evidence in immigration cases, lawyer says Sonia Akilov

A Federal Court judge ruled immigration officials were “vague” and “non-transparent” in denying an application for permanent residency, and the lawyer who represented the applicant in court said the decision could have consequences for future immigration cases. ... [read more]

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Asian legal clinic toll-free hotline has access to justice dialled in Avvy Go

A toll-free hotline launched on June 18 at the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic will provide legal advice for people across Ontario whose access to justice is limited by language barriers. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

Passage of Bill C-6 a positive change for immigration lawyers Andrew Carvajal

The passage of Bill C-6, an act amending the Citizenship Act, on June 19, will not only assist people trying to become Canadian citizens, but the immigration bar as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 6:29 AM

Entry rule changes to benefit immigrants with siblings, French language skills  Robin Seligman

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched improvements to the express entry system that will benefit newcomers who have French language skills or siblings residing in Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 2:13 PM

Immigration minister to speak at CBA conference

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen is scheduled to speak at the Canadian Bar Association’s annual immigration law conference, being held from June 8-10 in Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 2:43 PM

Dentons plans combination with Peruvian law firm

Dentons has announced it hopes to form a combination with Gallo Barrios Pickmann in Peru, one of the strongest and fastest-growing economies in Latin America. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 8:59 AM

Trump’s tax plan may not be good for Canada

On April 26, 2017, the White House announced President Donald Trump’s new tax plan which promises what he says would be one of the biggest tax cuts in American history. He also says it would simplify the tax code. While the plan only outlines core principles, it does promise significant tax cuts, especially for corporations. However, Trump’s plan may not be such a welcome for non-Americans. ... [read more]

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 1:23 PM

Federal Court orders Ottawa to end expedited citizenship revocation process Aris Daghighian

A landmark Federal Court of Canada ruling last week striking down provisions of the Harper Conservative government’s amendments to the Citizenship Act that expedited the revocation of citizenship on grounds of fraud or misrepresentation could restore citizenship to hundreds of Canadians. ... [read more]