Borderlines Podcast #38 – R v. Zora – The Supreme Court of Canada Addresses Breach of Bail Conditions, with Sarah Runyon

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R v. Zora is a 2020 Supreme Court of Canada decision involving the criminal offence of breaching bail conditions. It is relevant in the Canadian immigration context as individuals who are convicted of this crime in Canada, or who are convicted of or commit an equivalent offence abroad, are inadmissible to the country.

Borderlines · #38 – R v. Zora – The Supreme Court of Canada Addresses Breach of Bail Conditions, with Sarah Runyon

Steven and Deanna are joined by Sarah Runyon, who was counsel for Mr. Zora at the Supreme Court. We discuss how bail works in Canada, the offence of breach of bail conditions, and the implications of the Supreme Court decision.

 

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Borderlines Podcast #37 – The Closure of the Canada – US Border and the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision, with Andrew Hayes

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Andrew Hayes is a US immigration lawyer who practices in Vancouver. His website is www.usborderlaw.com

Andrew, Deanna and Steven discuss the closure of the Canada – US border during COVID-19 and how the agreement has been implemented in the two policies, recent Executive Orders regarding immigration, and the United States Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security et al v. Regents of the University of California et al.

Borderlines · #37 – The Closure of the Canada – US Border and the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision, with Andrew Hayes

2:00 -The closure of the Canada – US border

25:00 – Recent Executive Orders pertaining to immigration in the United States

45:00 – The DACA decision

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Borderlines Podcast #36 – The Canadian Immigration Consequences of COVID19

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Deanna Okun-Nachoff and Steven Meurrens discuss how COVID19 has caused havoc to Canada’s immigration system, including border closures, operational slowdowns and the suspension of litigation proceedings.

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Borderlines Podcast #35 – The Implications of the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Vavilov

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Vavilov v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)is a 2019 Supreme Court of Canada decision in which the Supreme Court of Canada outlined a new framework for the standard of review in Canadian administrative law.

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COVID-19 and Students

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As the summer nears to an end, students will be preparing for the start of the school year.  They will be double checking that they have the most recent version of Zoom on their computers, and possibly upgrading their home internet.  COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and international students have especially been left wondering what their academic future in Canada holds.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has in response to COVID-19 implemented several public policies that international students should know.  Most of them can be found on the IRCC website here:

Prospective and current international students should check the above webpagse daily.  The date that they were last modified can be found at the bottom.  Unfortunately, IRCC updates its COVID-19 policies through stealth editing, so it may be advisable to save the webpage to PDF to track changes.

Here are some of the key measures.

Restrictions on Travelling to Canada

As of July 15, 2020 international students who have a valid study permit, or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, can travel to Canada for a non-discretionary purpose. In determining whether a student’s travel to Canada is non-discretionary, the Canada Border Services Agency will consider whether they are established residing and studying in Canada, whether they are expected to begin studying upon arrival, whether their presence in Canada is necessary for their continued participation in their program, whether pursuing online studies is not an option for their school or from their home country, and whether the semester has been cancelled or delayed.

Those who are travelling by air need to pass a health check conducted by an airline before they will be allowed to board their flight. 

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