International/crossborder law


  • Program unfair until cap lifted

    Program unfair until cap lifted

    Feb 4, 2019

    The Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents program will retain an element of unfairness until the annual cap on applicants is lifted, according to some immigration lawyers.

  • Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Feb 4, 2019

    Just more than a year ago, the federal government confirmed the expiry in November 2019 of two pilot programs allowing caregivers for children and adults with high medical needs to apply for permanent residence following admission under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

  • Process for getting LMIAs should change

    Process for getting LMIAs should change

    Feb 4, 2019

    The process for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment must change to better reflect the reality of global commerce, according to a Toronto immigration lawyer.

  • Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Feb 4, 2019

    Eliminating birthright citizenship would be an overreaction to fears about a growth in birth tourism, according to an Ottawa immigration law professor.

  • Foreign guardianship orders need action

    Jan 14, 2019

    The Ontario legislature is failing in its responsibility to designate prescribed jurisdictions from which courts may recognize guardianship orders made outside of Canada.

  • Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Nov 12, 2018

    Two decisions of the Court of Appeal released earlier this fall on the same day appear to be causing confusion about the extent of the legal obligations of municipalities to reduce the risk of automobile accidents at intersections.

  • Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Trade agreement has new environmental rules

    Nov 5, 2018

    The conclusion of the renewed NAFTA agreement, renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, contains new environmental provisions that have enforceable guidelines around water and air quality that the original agreement did not.

  • Trudeau’s gift to Google

    Oct 29, 2018

    With little fanfare or consultation, the Trudeau government with its commitment to the USMCA proposes to significantly alter the existing common law in Canada related to the law of defamation.

  • Canada on U.S. watch list for IP rights

    Canada on U.S. watch list for IP rights

    Oct 15, 2018

    Canada fully deserves its spot on the U.S. Trade Representative’s notorious priority watch list for intellectual property rights thanks to its failure to stop the flow of counterfeit goods through the country’s ports, according to a Toronto lawyer.

  • Data release ordered

    Data release ordered

    Oct 15, 2018

    Canada can remain at the forefront of clinical trial transparency after the Federal Court ordered the release of data to a public health researcher, according to the university professor’s lawyer.

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