IRCC News – Growing Canada’s Economic Future – Fall 2017

On November 1, 2017, the Government of Canada announced the historic multi-year immigration levels plan that will responsibly grow the number of permanent residents in Canada.   Canada is known for the well-managed immigration system which is unique in the world. The Canadian immigration system places a great emphasis on providing assistance to recently arrived […]

IRCC Important News – The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – Fall 2017

On September 21, 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and EU member states has been launched.   Chapter 10 of CETA facilitates entry for certain covered business persons who are citizens of Canada and EU member states by removing the requirement for a Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA).   The chapter […]

IRCC Important News – New Definition of Age of Dependants – Fall 2017

On October 24, 2017, the Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from <<under 19>> to <<under 22>>. This important change will help more immigrant families reunite and stay together.   This change applies to all new applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on or after October […]

IRCC News: Important Amendments to the Citizenship Act took effect on October 11, 2017

Cristina Rozmarin

Here are the new changes implemented on October 11, 2017:   Previous Citizenship Act Citizenship Act with Bill C-6 Amendments Applicants had to be physically present in Canada for four out of six years before applying for citizenship Applicants must be physically present in Canada for three out of five years before applying for citizenship […]

What does it mean to assault someone?

Section 265 of the Criminal Code of Canada covers the crime of Assault. There are three things that you can be convicted of Assault for: without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly; he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force […]

Prison watchdog calls for end to solitary for mentally ill inmates

What would you do if you had to spend 23 and a half hours a day alone in a windowless room? Would you try and count the minutes as they ticked past? Would you talk to yourself? This is the reality for about 500 people each day in Canadian correctional facilities. About 500 people each […]

What do you do when they police think you committed a crime?

The most crucial time for an individual who is suspected of having committed a crime is when you are being questioned by the police. If you ask any criminal lawyer for their most important piece of advice it would be “Don’t talk to the police.” When you are a suspect in a criminal investigation the […]

Drug Trafficking vs. Drug Possession

What does it mean to traffic drugs? Often in the news and on T.V. shows you will hear someone being referred to as a drug trafficker. Usually, this phrase is used to indicate that someone is selling drugs. However, it can encompass much more than that. The definition of trafficking, taken from s. 2(1) of […]

Police charge four in series of violent crimes in downtown Calgary

Police charge four in series of violent crimes in downtown Calgary   In this article, police describe what they say is an on-going turf war between two rival gangs regarding methamphetamine. Methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth, is a popular drug for recreational users and is considered a “hard drug”.   The federal government […]