Why I’m Not Worried My Job Will be Taken Over by a Robot

February 2018

A recent article entitled, ‘Is artificial intelligence the future of immigration in Canada?’ describes an upcoming computer program that will be the ‘best artificially and emotionally intelligent virtual immigration advisor in Canada’.  It will work as an ‘AI-based chatbot’, which will help immigration applicants complete the required forms.  It promises to slash the costs associated with coming to Canada. 

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.