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An excellent article on the fundamental philosophical changes to immigration policy in Canada - both insightful and depressing. 
IN 1967 Canada invented a way to remove discrimination and prejudice from the process of choosing which immigrants to let in. The points system ignored an...
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Excellent article on the fundamental changes that the Conservative party has brought to Canada's immigration policy. From the article:

"We have come a long way from the immigration philosophy that brought most of our ancestors here – an open door policy that encouraged those fleeing war, persecution or poverty to make a new start in a new land.

Those days are long gong. The new Canadian immigrant, the bootstrap immigrant, accepts that admission to Canada is a privilege not a right, one that he or she earned by dint of hard work and smart choices.

They’re not likely to support welfare for new arrivals – or for anyone else for that matter – because they don’t need any. They might vote Liberal or NDP, but not because the Conservatives are anti-immigrant. The Conservatives, after all, brought them here – more than two million have arrived on Stephen Harper’s watch – and the party’s philosophy is congenial to their own beliefs.

Which means that whichever party replaces the Conservatives in government will likely leave their immigration reforms in place. We are all conservatives now."
Entrepreneurial, well educated, with skills that fit the job market and a good command of English or French, immigrants today are better equipped than ever to integrate successfully into our economy and society
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This past week an all-white jury listened to testimony at the inquest into the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez while in Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) custody.

During the last month of her life, every institution that Lucia came into contact with was most interested in law enforcement and least interested in her safety. Though this is not shocking to anyone familiar with the immigration system, the facts that are emerging about what happened to Lucia while in custody are illuminating to those unfamiliar with how immigration enforcement really operates.
The notion of a more ‘humane prison’ with more staffing (i.e increased management and control of detainees) and better services detracts from the critical question of why an increased number of...
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Great profile on Rocco Galati in the National Post - Rocco is a great lawyer & an outstanding, uncompromising opponent of government intrusion into the lives of ordinary Canadians. From the profile:

"Rocco Galati started his career as a tax litigator for the Department of Justice, but soon decided to switch sides: He devoted himself, he says, to “cases against the government.”

“You need a lawyer when the government’s after you. Private disputes you should be able to settle. But the government’s a machine,” he said. “Often there’s little room for negotiation. It’s all or nothing.”
'You need a lawyer when the government’s after you. Private disputes you should be able to settle. But the government’s a machine'
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Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says Bill C-24 will strengthen Canadian citizenship. But experts argue the bill makes it more exclusive and fragile.
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I really enjoyed speaking to Robert Fulford about immigration issues. As an immigration lawyer, it's easy to begin to see unreasonable processing delays as 'routine' and therefore acceptable when in fact they are anything but. I would never want to put my family through what Immigration Canada puts thousands upon thousands of families through every day.

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"For many, this is a major inconvenience at best. For others, it may be much worse: a career-stopping barrier or even a family-shattering catastrophe. If a Canadian working in Berlin receives the offer of an important job in Calgary, the offer will probably have a time limit. The Canadian may have to choose between turning down the job or accepting a separation of a year or more from spouse and children.

Joel Sandaluk, a Toronto lawyer who specializes in immigration cases, says that just about the angriest people he meets are Canadians who realize that their government has made this essential service into a dispiriting obstacle course. Sandaluk also says: “I have seen families break apart under the strain caused by lengthy delays associated with immigration processing times.”
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Thousands of Canadians now have to wait 25 months to acquire permanent residency for their foreign spouses already living here — with no access to jobs and health care while they wait.
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There's something of a blind spot here:

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"Three years after Ottawa launched a new regulatory body to police the immigration consultant industry, critics say there are as many illegal “ghost” consultants as ever preying on would-be immigrants."
New laws mean heavier sentences and fines for unscrupulous immigration consultants, but many say it’s still a Wild West out there.
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Ottawa has doubled the time it takes to process immigration applications for foreign spouses already living in Canada, prompting fear that the “inland sponsorship program” would eventually be eliminated.
Currently, Canada allows a foreign national married to a Canadian to apply for sponsorship in the country if they are already here legally with valid temporary status.

They can also go back to their home countries and apply from there, but most couples prefer the in-Canada route so the Canadian spouses don’t have to give up their jobs and careers or be separated from their wives or husbands for years while an application is in process overseas.
Ottawa has doubled the time to process immigration applications for foreign spouses already living here, fueling fear of the end of inland sponsorships.
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Although I absolutely get how marketable this approach is for foreign nationals, it's easy to see how this sort of approach could allow for abuse by unscrupulous immigration consultants (or lawyers). From the article:

"Immigration consultants, many of them in Western Canada, are apparently now specializing in pairing up employers and temporary foreign workers.

One online advertisement placed in several provinces even pledges to help temporary foreign workers find employers, instead of the other way around."
OTTAWA - Immigration consultants, many of them in Western Canada, are apparently now specializing in pairing up employers and temporary foreign workers.One online advertisement placed in several provinces even pledges to help temporary foreign workers find employers, instead of the other way around."Are you looking for an LMO (labour market opinion) employer?" asks the ad placed by Edmonton-based Global Hire on Kijiji, the online classified adver...
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  • Osgoode Hall Law School
    Law, 1995 - 1998
  • University of Alberta
    Political Science, 1991 - 1995
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Immigration Lawyer
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All Canadian immigration and citizenship matters, including immigration litigation and enforcement, assisting Canadian employers with hiring and maintaining a foreign workforce, and the transfer of employees across international borders.
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  • Mamann, Sandaluk and Kingwell LLP
    Partner, present
    I represent clients in a broad range of immigration matters. His clients have included both multinational corporations wishing to transfer personnel internationally as well as individuals and families of modest means who are fleeing persecution in their home countries.
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Deportations of criminals down under Ottawa's fast-ouster scheme | Toron...
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Fewer immigrants convicted of crimes are facing revocation of their permanent residency, and the number of removals has dropped.

Couples in limbo demand audit of spousal sponsorship program | Toronto Star
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Thousands of Canadians now have to wait 25 months to acquire permanent residency for their foreign spouses already living here — with no acc

The lawyer who challenged the Harper government and won
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Lunch with Rocco Galati, the Italian-born provocateur who spent $42,000 to contest the Conservatives' appointment of a Supreme Court judge

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Sadaf Foroughi is says the art is not for commercial use, and should be exempt from sanctions

Failed by Ottawa, former refugee deserves justice | Toronto Star
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Fleeing from torture in Turkey, Suleyman Goven was treated with undue suspicion by the Canadian government for nearly two decades. Now he de

Temporary Foreign Worker Program for fast-food sector suspended by Ottawa
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Employment Minister Jason Kenny has announced an immediate moratorium on the fast-food industry's access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Pro

Family got visa for boy stranded in India | Toronto Star
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A visitor visa has restored a Toronto man’s faith in Canada’s immigration officials - but not before the Star ran a story on his family sepa

B.C. will need to look overseas to fill some of expected one million ope...
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“Those with a job offer, when a Canadian is not found ... will have an almost automatic claim on our immigration system." Federal Immigratio

No more escaping this year's Canadian winter for some snowbirds
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For any snowbirds who may soon find themselves bumping into the limit for time spent in the U.S., bad news: there's no more escaping this ye

Ottawa floats idea of making immigrant spouses meet language and educati...
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Critics fear such criteria, aimed at protecting and integrating immigrant women, would simply exclude them from being sponsored.

Toronto lawyer faces 18 complaints from refugees | Toronto Star
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Viktor Hohots who's listed as the counsel on record in hundreds of roma refugee cases is facing disciplinary proceeding by the Law Society.

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