An Australian Blueprint for Canada?
As published in Embassy,
Canada’s foreign policy newsweekly:
Just a few years ago Canada’s immigration system was seemingly broken and stifled by lengthy processing queues, inflexible core programs and overly bureaucratic measures that led to backlogs of nearly a million people.
With a view to the Australian model, Canada embarked upon a course that has altered the immigration landscape with a sea of “Cs,” bills C-4, C-11, C-35, C-50, etc.
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Featured Case: Berlin v. MCI
The issue raised by this application was whether there was a recognized exception to the strict application of s 40 of the IRPA based on innocent misunderstandings or mistakes and, if so, whether the Officer in question erred by failing to consider that possibility.
The significance of the fact that the omitted information was available to the Respondent in files and included in some of the documentation submitted was not lost on Justice Barnes in making his decision in favor of the Applicant.
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Spotlight: Cultural Access Pass
Minister Jason Kenney just announced that Parks Canada will be participating in the Cultural Access Pass
program for new Canadian citizens.
Learn more about CAP here.