Tag: judicial review

19 Mar 2014

Judicial Review for Chinese Millionaire Investors!

Posted by admin - Bellissimo Law Group PC

A group of 95 Chinese millionaires have been granted leave to seek a Judicial Review in the matter of their dropped applications under Canada’s Federal Immigrant Investor Program. Citizenship and Immigration Canada closed this program to new applications in 2012, and in February 2014 announced the intent to terminate the program along with the existing backlog of 65,000 pending applications.

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20 Feb 2014

Bill C-24 – Amendments to the Canadian Citizenship Act: Citizenship To Be Redefined, Re-positioned and Re-evaluated

Posted by Mario Bellissimo - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On 6 February 2014 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. The Act proposes to fundamentally transform the meaning, scope and processing of Canadian citizenship. The important details, found within a complex set of proposed amendments necessitates a detailed cost-benefit analysis of the legal consequences of allowing mass changes to everything from eligibility to appeal in a larger-than-life overhaul of the legal landscape surrounding citizenship as we now know it in Canada.

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