Medical Inadmissibility

December 2017

On November 7th, 2017, Norma Lee MacLeod, the host of CBC Maritime Noon, invited myself, along with York University professor Felipe Montoya, to discuss the medical inadmissibility provision in the Immigration Refugee Protection Act. I spent countless hours preparing, so that I would be ready for any question that might be posed.  In my research, I discovered that truth is stranger than fiction.

The difficulties in travelling AFTER becoming a permanent resident but BEFORE your permanent residence card arrives

October 2017

 

When I was taking legal ethics courses prior to becoming a lawyer, I was warned against giving ‘cocktail party advice.’ This is when legal advice is given in a social setting, without obtaining the required background information, and properly documenting the advice given.  The Law Society of Ontario frowns upon giving advice in these circumstances.

Residency Obligations for Permanent Residents

Next month I will be speaking at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Immigration Law Section Annual Conference. Being asked to speak is an honour, however it comes with the requirement to submit a paper.  Finding time to research and write was an issue – much of the paper was written between basketball games in the hallway of a high school in Markham, Ontario, where my son was playing in a weekend tournament.