(From the Canadian Counsel for Refugees Media release) Supreme Court case gives opportunity to protect non-citizens’ right to challenge unlawful detention The Canadian Council for Refugees is intervening in the Chhina case addressing immigration detention, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada today. The CCR is arguing that immigration detainees should be… Read More


A progressive, reputable criminal and immigration law firm seeks enthusiastic self-starter full time legal assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting two lawyers and keeping track of the ongoing status of their files at various government agencies.   The legal assistant tasks include Immigration -Preparing, indexing and filing documents for disclosure in accordance… Read More


Duties include: -Answering phones, directing calls -Greeting clients -Booking meetings, scheduling interpreters and managing the office calendar -General scanning and filing. -Data-entry, including processing payments -Preparing court materials (printing, binding, punching) -Making regular trips to the post-office (~1 block away) -Ordering supplies -Basic office cleaning -Other basic office tasks, as required.   Skills required: -Ability… Read More


On July 24, 2018 Peter Edelmann appeared before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) as an expert witness to discuss the “Impact of Irregular Crossing of Canada’s Southern Border”   Here are Peter’s opening remarks to the committee: Je vous remercie de l’invitation de comparaître de nouveau devant le comité. Je suis avocat… Read More


R v. Wong is a 2018 Supreme Court of Canada decision in which the Supreme Court of Canada had to determine whether a person could withdraw a guilty plea if they they did not know that their pleading guilty would lead to deportation. Peter Edelmann and Erica Olmstead represented the accused at the Supreme Court.… Read More