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Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end ‘inappropriate’ conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator Angela Chaisson

The legal profession needs to mobilize against sexual remarks and other “inappropriate” workplace conduct by judges and senior lawyers who exploit the vulnerability of junior lawyers and law students, says a feminist lawyer who fights to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

Why wealthy Quebec immigrants settling in Vancouver and Toronto is a problem | Colin Singer

Thousands of wealthy candidates who come to Canada through the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) are settling in Vancouver and Toronto. These high net worth individuals are using the QIIP as a back door to Canada’s two most popular cities and are being blamed for driving up the housing markets in these major metropolitan areas. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:01 PM

Budget 2018 provides millions in new justice funding, expanded Unified Family Courts Liz Majic

The federal budget proposed for the coming fiscal year includes millions in new legal aid funding for sexual harassment and immigration and refugee law cases, support for 46 new federal judgeships — including 39 to expand the Unified Family Courts (UFC) in four provinces — and money to boost staff and services at the Canadian Judicial Council and at the registries of the Federal, Tax and Supreme Courts. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:31 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Courts - Provincial and territorial courts - Inherent jurisdiction

Application to correct the applicant’s birth date to reflect her true date of birth. ... [read more]

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Law Society of Ontario approves Ryerson law school program Peter Wardle sm

Ryerson University’s proposed law school has reached another benchmark in the approval process as the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has backed the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s (FLSC) preliminary endorsement of the program. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT - Contravention of legislation

Trial of Codina, who was charged with four counts of having provided advice or representation, for consideration, in connection with an Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) proceeding or application contrary to s. 91(1). ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

IMMIGRANTS - Application for immigrant visa - Documentation and corroborative evidence - Units of assessment/Point system - Language

Appeal by Cabral and others from the summary judgment granted to the Crown in the appellants’ proposed class proceeding challenging the denial of each appellant’s application for permanent residence as part of the Federal Skilled Trades Class. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Federal Court of Appeal upholds ruling in immigration detention case due to insufficient certified question Anthony Navaneelan sm

A refugee who has been kept in immigration detention for almost five years will remain there as the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal for release. The court ruled that it didn't have the jurisdiction to decide the appeal due to an insufficient certified question, required under s. 74(d) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.  ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

The immigration detention vortex immigration_vortex_sm

If I could take you to an immigration detention hearing, you would be shocked. Perhaps you would meet an immigration detainee who has been locked up for years. They would have no criminal record and they would have developed mental health issues. Notably, they would have no hope of being released. ... [read more]