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Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

Ex-Nazi interpreter tied to war crimes loses latest court case to keep Canadian citizenship

Nearly a quarter-century after he was first notified that his Canadian citizenship would be revoked, Helmut Oberlander — the last known Nazi living in Canada found to be complicit in war crimes during the Second World War — could finally face deportation to Germany following a recent Federal Court ruling. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

New immigration system to accept 20,000 parents, grandparents | Colin Singer

Canada will once again change the way it selects candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program in 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 6:04 AM

Artificial intelligence used in immigration systems raises human rights concerns, report says Petra Molnar sm

A new report released by the University of Toronto (U of T) is drawing attention to the use of automated decision-making technologies in Canada’s immigration and refugee systems, with academics calling on the government to implement best practices to protect vulnerable peoples. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

Legality of Canadian cannabis stops at the U.S. border cannabis_border_sm

In the United States, medicinal and recreational cannabis use has been legalized in several states. However, under United States Federal law, cannabis use and possession is illegal and is considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the US Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Under U.S. Immigration law, anyone who has violated a federal or state law relating to a controlled substance is inadmissible to the country. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

Edmonton allowing undocumented immigrants access to services without having to prove status John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP

Edmonton is moving toward ensuring undocumented immigrants are able to access city services without having to worry about their status being discovered. ... [read more]

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Cross-border estate administration: The U.S.-Ontario mix billsCanada_US_sm

Due primarily to the differences between the two tax regimes, in particular taxation on death, there are fewer complications arising for U.S. estates with Ontario connections if there is an outright distribution with no continuing trusts. Typically, an Ontario-resident beneficiary would create no significant complications for a U.S. estate, since the U.S. levies no additional tax on inheritances which are capital distributions payable to non-U.S. Persons and Canada treats such inheritances as gifts, which are not taxable in Canada in the hands of a beneficiary when received. ... [read more]

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 6:21 PM

Reforms urged to reduce Federal Court’s ‘arbitrary’ dismissal of refugee claims Sean Rehaag

The Federal Court says it will “closely study” recommendations to reform its practices in refugee cases, following another recent study which indicates that the outcome of life-and-death refugee claims in Canada too often depends on “the luck of the draw” — i.e. which judge happens to be randomly assigned to a failed refugee claimant’s application for judicial review. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Improving access to justice for litigants and their lawyers tops Federal Court Chief Justice Paul Crampton’s agenda TLD Exclusive

The Federal Court’s leader says improving access to justice for litigants and their lawyers is the aim of several of the national trial court’s new initiatives. In an exclusive annual interview, Chief Justice Paul Crampton spoke with characteristic passion and candour about the state of the itinerant Ottawa-based court, including new and impending measures to assist the bar and the public, and some remaining massive challenges for the bilingual paper-based institution which he, his colleagues and staff are determined to drag into the digital age. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

NATURALIZATION OR CITIZENSHIP - Requirements for grant of citizenship - Residency

Application by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for judicial review of the decision of a citizenship judge approving the respondent El Hady for Canadian citizenship. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

REFUGEE PROTECTION - Grounds for disqualification - Failure to establish identity

Application for judicial review of a decision of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) denying applicants’ claim for refugee protection. ... [read more]