Borderlines Episode 10 – Canadian National Security Law, Bill C-51 and Trudeau’s Reforms, with Professor Kent Roach

13th Dec 2016 Comments Off on Borderlines Episode 10 – Canadian National Security Law, Bill C-51 and Trudeau’s Reforms, with Professor Kent Roach

…1970, the formation of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, the Air India bombing, the Arar Inquiry, 9/11, and Bill C-51. He then summarises the roles of CSIS, the Communication Security Establishment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canada Border Services Agency. Finally, Kent provides an in depth analysis of several controversial elements of Bill C-51, and the current…

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The Bill C-11 Regulations

25th Mar 2011 Comments Off on The Bill C-11 Regulations

Last updated on February 23rd, 2021 Bill C-11, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2010. It introduced sweeping changes to Canadian refugee law, which I have previously blogged about here, and includes creating an appeal division, reducing processing times, and designating certain countries as being safe. The devil, of course, is always in the details,…

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Who Can Help You with Immigration Matters

27th Jan 2012 Comments Off on Who Can Help You with Immigration Matters

…into force on June 31, 2011. Bill C-35 changed many rules pertaining to immigration representatives, however, not one of them made it mandatory to hire a paid representative. Amongst other things, Bill C-35 makes it an offence for anyone other an authorized representative to conduct business, for a fee or other benefit, at any stage of an immigration application or…

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The Canadian Visa Requirement for Mexican Citizens – A Policy which is No Longer Needed

17th Dec 2015 Comments Off on The Canadian Visa Requirement for Mexican Citizens – A Policy which is No Longer Needed

…within one year of the refusal of a refugee claim, the designation of Mexico as a safe country of origin, and the upcoming implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorization. On June 28, 2012, Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada’s Immigration Act, received Royal Assent. Prior to the implementation of Bill C-31, the average Mexican refugee claim that was not withdrawn or…

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…India bombing, the Arar Inquiry, 9/11, and Bill C-51. We also discuss the roles of CSIS, the Communication Security Establishment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canada Border Services Agency, in administering Canadian national security legislation. Finally, Professor Roach provides an in depth analysis of several controversial elements of the previous Conservative Government of Canada’s Bill C-51, and the…

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Borderlines Episode 17 – Issues with PreClearance at Customs Offices, with Michael Greene

26th Sep 2017 Comments Off on Borderlines Episode 17 – Issues with PreClearance at Customs Offices, with Michael Greene

…Association’s Citizenship & Immigration Section in 2000-2001. Michael joins to provide an overview of Bill C-23, the Preclearance Act, and resulting issues including the presence of armed US border officials in Canada, detention, the application of the Charter and the potential denial of entry to Canadian permanent residents. The United States currently operates border preclearance facilities at a number of…

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Borderlines Podcast Episode 4 – Citizenship Revocation, Cessation, and War Resisters with Jenny Kwan, MP

15th Aug 2016 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast Episode 4 – Citizenship Revocation, Cessation, and War Resisters with Jenny Kwan, MP

…caucus of the New Democratic Party. 2:30 – 16:13 – We talk about Bill C-6, the Liberal Government of Canada’s reforms to Canada’s Citizenship Act . Ms. Kwan both talked about what she likes and dislikes about Bill C-6. A specific concern that she has includes the procedural fairness afforded to those facing citizenship revocation due to misrepresentation. The current…

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Restrictions on H&C

25th Nov 2020 Comments Off on Restrictions on H&C

…the H&C exemption laid out in subsection 25(1) of the IRPA. However, the 2013 enactment of Bill C-43: An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act) (Bill C-43) ended this. In Subramaniam v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FCA 202 the Federal Court of Appeal had to answer the following certified question:…

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Borderlines Podcast #44 – An Interview with Chris Alexander, Canada’s Immigration Minister from 2013-2015

13th Dec 2020 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast #44 – An Interview with Chris Alexander, Canada’s Immigration Minister from 2013-2015

…An Interview with Chris Alexander, Canada’s Immigration Minister from 2013-2015 5:09 – If there was one misconception about Canadian immigration law that Minister Alexander would like to change what would it be? 15:00 – Bill C-24 and the revocation of citizenship for dual nationals convicted of high crimes. 16:00 – Whether there was a strong anti-fraud and anti-exploitation mandate during…

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Understanding the Citizenship Revocation Process [Updated Post C-24]

Understanding the Citizenship Revocation Process [Updated Post C-24]

11th Sep 2012 Comments Off on Understanding the Citizenship Revocation Process [Updated Post C-24]

…Kenney said was at the time true, one of the consequences of Bill C-24, the Strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act, is that there are no longer the same procedural safeguards for those who face citizenship revocation proceedings for misrepresentation. Section 10 of the Citizenship Act – Then and Now The authority of the Government of Canada to strip people of…

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