Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.
61: Refugee Law (Naseem Mithoowani) – April 28, 2021
In our Season 7 premiere, we’re learning about the high-profile and politically-charged world of refugee law with Naseem Mithoowani. Topics: the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement; the intersection of refugee and family law; Canada’s Express Entry program and our Ask-Me-Anything segment. …
Vancouver Immigration Law Blog
Three Challenges I Can Already Foresee: Canada’s Temporary Public Policy for International Graduates
On 14 April 2021, the Minister released a Temporary Public Policy (“TPP”) for international graduates, including the creation of a 40,000 cap for those with a recent Canadian post-secondary credential issued since January 2017. While this move is rightfully being lauded as part of a larger set of Temporary Public Policies that open the door that Express Entry has lately kept shut and the target shortfalls of COVID-19 have exacerbated, I have my concerns. …
Little Legal Summaries
May 2 April 2021 Recap
Here are some of the most impactful cases from the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada published in April 2021. Two appeals were heard together: (1) Thibault and Vaillant, and (2) Bashir and Muddei. The two sets of charges are unrelated but both prosecutions turns on the admissibility of communications intercepted pursuant to the same authorization. …
Handbooks for Self-Represented Litigants
The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has published three (3) handbooks for self-represented litigants who are involved in civil, criminal or family litigation procedures. “The handbooks make it simple for self-represented litigants to access information for each province and territory in both official languages on how to prepare for a hearing, …
Can you Enforce a Policy the same way as a Rule?
The CAT recently released a very interesting case with a lot of useful information packed into it, including some guidance on when a board policy really ought to have been a rule. Let’s dive right in! The owner in this matter lived in her unit for ten years. She had several visitors, but one in particular who apparently visited very frequently, always driving the same Honda. The visitor often parked in the condo’s visitor parking spot. …
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