Officer erred in failing to specifically address medical evidence

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Officer erred in failing to specifically address medical evidence

Applicant was denied permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate (“H&C”) grounds. Board noted applicant did not submit evidence to support conclusion state protection was not available to applicant in country of origin. Board concluded applicant did not become established in Canada to extent that severing ties amounted to disproportionate hardship. Applicant’s partner did not provide information on hardships incurred if relationship with applicant was severed. Applicant had immediate family in country of origin. Applicant suffered from diabetes. Application for judicial review was allowed. Officer erred in failing to specifically address important medical evidence. Officer did not provide sufficient justification for definitive conclusion that applicant would have access to government assistance should applicant be returned to country of origin and be unable to work. Finding was not reasonable. Board did not err in applying appropriate test for H&C grounds.

Holder v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) (Mar. 20, 2012, F.C., Near J., File No. IMM-5151-11) 213 A.C.W.S. (3d) 182 (13 pp.).

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