On 18 December 2018, new, more serious, penalties for driving under the influence came into force. The amendments to the Criminal Code were enacted under Bill C-46 to accompany the legalization of cannabis in Canada, but apply equally to those driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, or any other substance that can impair driving.… Read More


Molly Joeck completed her dissertation on Refugee protection at the edges: exclusion for serious criminality in Canada since Febles. This thesis examines the jurisprudence of the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada since the decision of the Supreme Court in Febles v Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), [2014] 3 SCR 431… Read More


On Thursday, December 13th, CTV’s PowerPlay explored the issues surrounding Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest. Peter Edelmann is interviewed at minute seven about the related extradition process.… Read More


Peter Edelmann is presenting at the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration section meeting about the Cannabis Act in the immigration context. The meeting is on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12:00pm (Pacific Time).… Read More


Three of our lawyers are heading to the University of British Columbia on November 6, 2018. Peter Edelmann is presenting to the UBC Law’s Refugee law class. Erica Olmstead, Molly Joeck and Peter Edelmann will be presenting at the UBC chapter of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) about detention and habeas corpus in… Read More


(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