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Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

U of T, lawyers urge Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to fast-track licensing for experienced refugee drivers Petra Molnar sm

The University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) is calling on Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to revise policy and allow skilled drivers from war-torn countries to fast track through the one-year waiting period before the final driving test needed to obtain a G licence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:07 AM

Canada’s ‘deportation list’ raises important questions for the courts | Stephen Green

Perhaps the most fascinating and overlooked facet of immigration law is the extent to which it is interwoven with international relations. A notable example is the process by which foreign nationals who are required to leave Canada are returned to their countries of origin or citizenship. Included in this is the treatment of immigrants who find themselves between two nations. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Billion-dollar class action alleges Charter violations at Ontario jails Jonathan_Ptak

The Ontario government has been hit with a billion-dollar class action over claims staffing-related lockdowns in provincial correctional facilities have led to significant constitutional breaches. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

Canada’s abusive detention policies could face UN council scrutiny | Colin Singer

Human rights activists have filed a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, asking it to urge Ottawa to set up an independent body to oversee the Canada Border Services Agency. The agency is responsible for the detention of immigrants, many of whom are held in provincial jails, and more than a dozen have died since 2000. ... [read more]

Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 9:47 AM

Crisis over irregular border crossings into Canada? What crisis? | Maureen Silcoff

This country's refugee determination system can handle the weight of claims coming from people who avoid official entry points when crossing from the United States into Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Liberalization of marijuana? Not for foreign nationals trying to enter Canada Marijuana

While Canada is in the process of making the possession of marijuana more acceptable within its borders, the current form of the legislation could effectively prohibit more possessors from entering Canada. Immigration lawyers must be prepared to explain this apparent contradiction to their clients. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 4:11 PM

Immigration lawyers urge major reforms to ‘excessive demand’ immigration ban Adrienne Smith

Lawyers clashed in Parliament this week over whether Ottawa should fix — or completely abolish — its contentious immigration ban on “medically inadmissible” foreign nationals whose future health costs are expected to make “excessive demands” on the public purse.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:29 AM

OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT - Arrest and detention - Review - Release from detention

Appeal by the Crown from two decisions involving the detention of the respondent, Ogiamien. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

South Asian Bar Association of Toronto celebrates award winners

The South Asian Bar Association (SABA) honoured two lawyers and one organization at its annual SABA Awards. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

Permanent residents who receive conditional sentences are not inadmissible Immigrants

In Tran v. Canada, the Supreme Court issued a reminder that sentencing judges are required to take collateral immigration consequences into account. ... [read more]