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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]

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

How Trump’s 'Buy American, Hire American' impacts cross-border companies

The presidential executive order on “Buy American and Hire American” immediately impacts Canada-U.S. trade potentially more than any action or tweet issued by U.S. President Donald Trump during the first 100 days of his administration. Contrary to various media reports, the executive order is more than just an internal study of government procurement policies (“Buy American”), or limited to highly skilled foreign workers (“Hire American”). ... [read more]

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 9:34 AM

Americans beware — don’t move to Canada without knowing consequences of U.S. exit tax

Last year more than 30,000 Americans were refused entry into Canada, a jump of 31 per cent over 2015 and four times the total from 2014. That is according to the Canada Border Services Agency, which is responsible for border security. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 10:21 AM

It’s a start, but bills C-45 and C-46 need more work

With the number of issues that have been highlighted in the days immediately following the tabling of the proposed new marijuana legislation, there is little doubt that the wording of both bills will undergo some evolution before they are ever passed into law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 11:13 AM

B.C. residents can dial up free legal advice on April 22

The Canadian Bar Association, B.C. branch, is hosting a Dial-a-Lawyer Day on April 22 as part of Law Week celebrations. ... [read more]