Supreme Court Clarifies Dangerous Driving Law

Meurrens LawJudicial Reviews

The Supreme Court of Canada in 2012 clarified the law regarding what constitutes dangerous driving under the Criminal Code.  The decision, R v. Roy, has implications for people who may be inadmissible to Canada for criminality.  Indeed, in Jolly v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), the Federal Court of Canada affirmed that it will be a reviewable … Read More

Income Tax Statements and Inadmissibility

Meurrens LawInadmissibility, Work Permits

On December 8, 2010, the Federal Court released its decision in Masych v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2010 FC 1253 (“Masych“)  The case involved an individual whose work permit application was denied because she did not produce income tax statements from 2002-2006 after an immigration officer (the “Officer”) requested that she do so.  The reason that … Read More

Bill C-37, the Strengthening the Value of Canadian Citizenship Act

Meurrens LawCitizenship Applications and Revocations

On June 10, the Conservative government introduced Bill C-37, also known as the Strengthening the Value of Canadian Citizenship Act (“Bill C-37“). The legislation will result in five changes if passed. These are: Regulate Citizenship Consultants Increases Penalties for Citizenship Fraud Strengthen Rules For Residence Requirement Expand Ban on Criminals Becoming Citizens Crown Exception to First … Read More