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Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 2:37 PM - Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

SCC rewrites standard of review framework for administrative law in landmark trilogy Aubin Calvert

In a bid to enhance clarity, predictability and access to justice in a muddled area of law that impacts many Canadians, seven of nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have collaborated to devise a new standard of review framework which emphasizes that courts should presumptively exercise deference when overseeing administrative decision makers, while also retaining “limited” scope for correctness review. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 1:23 PM

JUDICIAL REVIEW AND STATUTORY APPEAL - Standard of review - Reasonableness

Appeal from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal setting aside a decision of the Canadian Registrar of Citizenship (Registrar) cancelling Vavilov’s certificate of citizenship. ... [read more]

Monday, December 16, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Immigrants ‘flagpoling’ for fast immigration services | Colin Singer

Temporary residents are increasingly turning to “flagpoling” to receive fast immigration services such as a work permit or new permanent residence status.  ... [read more]

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Critical immigration terms and conditions for foreign students foreign_students_sm

Acceptance to a Canadian post-secondary school and the approval of a study permit is a celebratory achievement for all foreign students, providing them with excellent opportunities to enhance academic or professional skills and a pathway to permanent residence. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 8:38 AM


Application by Sheck for judicial review of an extradition surrender order. ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

Drink, drive and be deported: A warning to permanent residents drinking_driving_sm

As the holidays approach, you can feel the change in the air. While the temperature drops, people’s spirits are generally lifted. Merriment abounds, as many of us rush from party to party, celebrating the season with friends and family. However, in all of the hustle and bustle, we can sometimes forget to be vigilant about our alcohol consumption. Many make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel as they eagerly head to their next gathering, without recognizing that they are driving impaired. ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 6:25 AM

EXCLUSION (INADMISSIBLE PERSONS) - Inadmissibility findings

Appeal by Revell from a decision dismissing his application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Division determining the appellant, a permanent resident of Canada since 1974, was inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of serious criminality and organized criminality and issuing a deportation order. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Serving legal papers via social media

As many lawyers know, locating and personally serving a defendant with a statement of claim can at times be an onerous process and it can especially be troubling if you are having difficulties locating the defendant. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 7:58 AM

REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION - Criminal inadmissibility - Removal order - Stay of

Appeal by 50-year-old Moretto from a decision of the Federal Court that dismissed his application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Appeal Division (“IAD”). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

DIVISION OF POWERS - Direct taxation within the province - Property and civil rights

Application by British Columbia to dismiss the action. ... [read more]