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Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 2:16 PM

Sober second thought needed on proposal to raise immigration levels to 450,000 Immigrants

The Conference Board of Canada recommendation comes as the federal government is on the verge of deciding how many immigrants will be accepted over the next several years. While immigrants bring economic benefits to the country over the long term, any increase should be incremental and well managed. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 7:26 AM

Lawyers laud proposed additions to Ontario Human Rights Code, but say more change needed Nadia_Halum_sm

An Ontario MPP’s bid to expand human rights laws could mean “significant” protection for those with a police record or at a socioeconomic disadvantage, but would miss the mark when it comes to furthering safeguards for those needing to help family and other relations, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 11:49 AM

Canada should withdraw from the Safe Third Country Agreement | Matthew Jeffery

The discriminatory policy of the Trump administration means the U.S. can no longer be considered a "safe third country" for refugee claimants. It also means Canada can expect to see more claimants cross the border illegally in search of protection, making withdrawal from the agreement necessary if this country is to uphold its promises to the displaced. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

CBA asks Ottawa for 'robust' protections for solicitor-client privilege at U.S. border Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

The Trudeau government should rewrite two intrusive customs bills that raise the risks at the Canada-U.S. border of abusive strip searches and interrogations of Canadian travellers by U.S. preclearance officials, violations of solicitor-client privilege and unconstitutional searches of cell phones and other electronic devices, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has advised Parliament. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 9:40 AM

Canada needs a DREAM Act for young people living here illegally | Guidy Mamann

While concern is expressed in this country about the plight of Dreamers in the U.S. under a Trump administration, Canadian politicians seem to give little thought to children who live here in the shadows because their parents wanted a better life. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:24 PM

Gowling WLG launches new area of practice

With the aim of helping businesses relocated to Canada, Gowling WLG has formed what it's calling the relocation services group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 9:37 AM

U.S. RAISE Act takes a page from Canada's merit-based immigration system Immigration_law_sm

The proposed legislation, endorsed by President Donald Trump, would follow this country's lead and implement a points system, but it could ultimately cut in half the number of immigrant visas granted annually. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 1:58 PM

Dentons hires U.S. immigration specialist for Vancouver office

The Vancouver office of Dentons has taken on a new counsel who specializes in American immigration law. ... [read more]

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]