Overcoming criminal inadmissiblity

October 2014

Last month, we pretended that Canadian superstar Justin Bieber was an American, and considered whether his US and Canadian criminal issues would make him criminally inadmissible to Canada. They would.  We also discussed how in August, Justin Bieber bribed a border agent to get members of his band into Canada, even though they had criminal convictions in the US.

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Would We Let Justin Bieber into Canada?

A Primer on Criminal Inadmissibility

September 2014

Superstar Justin Bieber has gotten himself into trouble with the law… again. On August 30th, 2014, he was charged with assault and dangerous driving by the Ontario Provincial Police.  He allegedly smashed his ATV into a minivan driven by journalists trying to get photos of him and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez.  It is also alleged that when the driver of the minivan stopped the vehicle, an altercation ensued, which lead to the assault charge against Bieber.

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How old where you when you left your parents’ home?

Changes to the Definition of “Dependent Child”

August 2014

I was 19.  I left to live in university residence, returning home for holidays and the summer break.  I wasn’t living completely independently until I moved to Ottawa in 1993 to go to law school.

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