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An ‘Organized Crime’ Allegation – when the punishment does not fit the crime

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By Erin C. Roth. Participation in organized criminality is a ground for which a foreign national or a permanent resident can be found to be inadmissible to Canada and either not admitted to Canada or deported from Canada. It is a very serious allegation, yet increasingly it is being used by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to capture and punish individuals that were neither arrested nor charged of any criminal conduct in Canada. In effect, a person who the police did not even interview as a possible suspect can still face allegations of organized crime and face loss of status and deportation from Canada.

Why Rain is Right: There is No Principled Reason for Why a Canadian Temporary Resident Should Be Denied the Right to Change Their Legal Gender

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By Will Tao Rain Edmond, a third-year political science undergraduate student, recently wrote an op-ed for her university's Memorial University Gazette that raises an important question about a policy gap disproportionately affecting the intersection of [...]

Federal Court’s Decision in Lo and Three of My Interpreter / Interpretation “Best Practices” at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)

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By Will Tao The Lo Decision In Lo v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) 2020 FC 684, Justice Elliot heard the judicial review of a Sponsor who received a negative decision from the Immigration Appeal Division relating to his sponsorship. [...]