Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

The Liberal Government finally delivered on their long-standing campaign promise to end conditional permanent residency for spouses on April 28. Previously introduced in October 2012 by the Conservative government, the conditional permanent residence regulation required…

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Women Fleeing Abuse Need Culturally Specific Services

Lack of language skills, community support and cultural constraints prevent many immigrant and ethnic women from fleeing abusive relationships and seeking help. The most recent figures from Statistics Canada show that one quarter of all…

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This “Sham Marriage” Sounds Like Mine

In my work assisting senior lawyers at my firm with their immigration appeal division and federal court cases, I have found myself increasingly handling cases where Chinese-Canadian and Indo-Canadian sponsors have had their sponsorship applications…

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Enhancing our Multicultural Heritage

Legal prostitution. Assisted suicide. Decriminalized pot. Gay marriage. Our society is undergoing a breathtaking transformation, hurried along by the influence of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the court that interprets it, and the…

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