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  • R. v. Friesen, 2020 SCC 9

    [1]                              Children are the future of our country and our communities. They are also some of the most vulnerable members of our society. They deserve to enjoy a childhood free of sexual violence. Offenders who commit sexual violence against children deny thousands of Canadian children such a childhood every year. This case is about how to impose sentences that fully reflect...

  • Dauphinee v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 474

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision by the Entitlement Appeal Panel (“Appeal Panel”) of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board of Canada (“VRAB”), affirming the decision of the Entitlement Review Panel (“Review Panel”) denying the disability award entitlement sought by the Applicant pursuant to s 45 of the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and...

  • Mohammad v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 473

    [1]  The Applicant seeks judicial review of the pre-removal risk assessment [PRRA] conducted by an immigration officer [the Officer] on July 16, 2019 pursuant to sections 112 and 113 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001 c 27 [Act]. The Officer concluded that the Applicant would not be subject to persecution or to a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment if...

  • Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v. Keto, 2020 FC 467

    [1]  This case concerns the decision of the Immigration Appeal Division (“IAD”) dismissing the Minister’s appeal of an Immigration Division’s (“ID”) decision, which found the Respondent, Mr. Keto, not inadmissible under subsection 34(1)(f) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 (“IRPA”), for membership in the Ethiopian organization Ginbot 7 (“G7”).

  • Satkunanathan v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 470

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision by the Immigration Appeal Division [IAD] dated April 19, 2019, wherein the IAD dismissed the appeal of an immigration officer’s decision to refuse the Applicant’s sponsorship application.

  • Yavari v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2020 FC 469

    [1]  Darioush Yavari (the Applicant) seeks to overturn three related decisions that have resulted in him being found inadmissible to Canada because of serious criminality. This stems from an incident that occurred in February 2017, when he was arrested after attempting to enter a nightclub while in possession of a loaded handgun, approximately $12,000 in cash and 8.4 grams of marijuana. In...

  • Pedroso v. Air Canada, 2020 FC 464

    [1]  The Applicant, Pedro Pedroso, is seeking judicial review of the August 9, 2018 decision of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) in which it dismissed his complaint against the Respondent, Air Canada.

  • Canada (Attorney General) v. Valero Energy Inc., 2020 FCA 68

    [1]  The issues raised on this appeal and cross-appeal focus on whether the Federal Court (2019 FC 319, per St-Louis J.) erred by striking out only a portion of Valero Energy Inc.’s (Valero) Notice of Application for judicial review dated April 20, 2018, (the Application) and allowing other portions to remain, finding that they were not bereft of any possibility of success.

  • Cruz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 455

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision by a migration officer (“Migration Officer”) in the Permanent Resident Unit of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada at the Embassy of Canada in Manila, which rejected the Applicant’s application for permanent residence because his spouse was criminally inadmissible to Canada pursuant to s 36(1)(c) of the Immigration and...

  • A.B. v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 461

    [1]  AB is a citizen of India. He is a journalist and editor-in-chief of an Indian newspaper. He seeks judicial review of a decision of a Canadian visa officer [Officer] to refuse his application for a permanent resident visa under s 12(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA].

  • Lalee v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), 2020 FC 460

    [1]  The Applicant is a citizen of Thailand. On May 6, 2019, an immigration officer [Officer] refused her application for Permanent Residence on humanitarian and compassionate [H & C] grounds. She applies for judicial review of this decision pursuant to s 72 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA].

  • Saleh v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 457

    [1]  Othman Mahmood Saleh [Mr. Saleh] seeks judicial review pursuant to section 72 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA] from a decision of the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The RAD dismissed Mr. Saleh’s appeal from the Refugee Protection Division’s [RPD] decision, finding that he was neither a Convention refugee...

  • Khan v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 438

    [1]  The Applicant, Mr. Muhsin Khan, is a citizen of Pakistan. He challenges a decision issued in June 2019 by the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada [RAD], affirming the Refugee Protection Division [RPD]’s finding that he is neither a Convention refugee nor a person in need of protection [Decision].

  • R. v. Chung, 2020 SCC 8

    [1]                              Mr. Chung was acquitted of dangerous driving causing death under s.  249(4) [1] of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46  (“Code ”). At trial and on appeal, there was no question that Mr. Chung drove in an objectively dangerous manner and committed the actus reus of the charged offence. However, the trial judge had a reasonable doubt about whether Mr. Chung had...

  • Rezaei v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), 2020 FC 444

    [1]  This is a judicial review application of the decision of a visa officer [Officer] of the Embassy of Canada in Poland, dated May 30, 2019, denying the Applicant’s application for a permanent resident visa in the Self-employed Persons class [Application] as the Officer was not satisfied that the Applicant had the ability or the intention to become self-employed in Canada.

  • Sierra v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), 2020 FC 441

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a negative Pre-Removal Risk Assessment [PRRA] decision made on January 23, 2019 [Decision] under section 72 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA]. The Applicants seek to have the Decision quashed and remitted for reconsideration.

  • Stubicar v. Canada, 2020 FCA 66

    [1]  Ms. Stubicar filed six appeals. Each appeal is from a different order of the Federal Court. Although the appeals were not consolidated, there is significant overlap in the issues related to these six appeals. All six appeals relate to an award of costs in other matters involving Ms. Stubicar. Two of the appeals arise from matters where Ms. Stubicar was awarded costs and the other four...

  • Onukwufor v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 442

    [1]  This case concerns the decision made by an officer (the “Officer”) of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) at the High Commission of Canada in Accra, Ghana.  By letter dated November 26, 2018, the Officer found that the Applicant was not a dependant as defined under section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, SOR/2002-227 (“IRPR”).  The Officer...

  • Riddle v Canada, 2020 FC 453
  • Brar v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 445

    [1]  Upinder Singh Brar, the Applicant, and his two children, all of Indian citizenship [Applicants], seek judicial review pursuant to section 72 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA] of a visa officer’s [Officer] decision dated May 23, 2019 refusing their Temporary Resident Visa [TRV]. The Applicants seek to have the decision set aside and remitted to a...

  • Jansz v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 440

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision made on November 7, 2018 by the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] of the Immigration and Refugee Board [IRB] in which it found that the Applicant, Carmen Mildred Jansz, a citizen of Sri Lanka, was not a Convention refugee nor a person in need of protection [Decision].

  • Rajaratnam v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2020 FC 439

    [1]  The Applicant, Akilan Rajaratnam, seeks judicial review of a decision made by a Canada Border Services Agency [CBSA] Inland Enforcement Officer [Officer] dated February 11, 2019, refusing to defer the Applicant’s removal to Sri Lanka.

  • Jayakanthan v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 429

    [1]  The Applicant, Sutharsan Jayakanthan, applies for judicial review of a April 15, 2019 Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] decision pursuant to s. 72 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA]. There, the RAD confirmed a Refugee Protection Division [RPD] decision that the Applicant was not entitled to refugee protection under IRPA ss. 96 or 97.

  • Ahmar v. Canada, 2020 FCA 65

    [1]  Alaowddin Ahmar appeals from a decision of the Tax Court rendered orally on December 5, 2018, in Court File No. 2016-4994 (GST) G that found him personally liable for the HST tax debt of a company called Strong Forming Inc. In finding him personally liable, the Tax Court held that Mr. Ahmar had failed to exercise the degree of care, diligence and skill required to prevent the failure...

  • Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Mbandjock, 2020 FC 421

    [1]  Prudence Mbandjock’s husband, Christopher Ndukwe Muotoh, a citizen of Nigeria, applied for permanent residence in Canada as her spouse. His application was denied by a visa officer. Prudence Mbandjock, the Respondent, appealed this decision to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), which overturned the visa officer’s decision because it found that the marriage was valid. The Minister...

  • Theivendram v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2020 FC 419

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness [Minister], dated March 30, 2019, denying the Applicant’s request for relief from the application of paragraph 34(1)(f) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA].

  • Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v. Taino, 2020 FC 427

    [1]  The Minister comes to this Court to challenge a decision of the Immigration Division [ID] which ordered Mr. Taino’s release from detention. For the Reasons set out below, I will grant the judicial review and return the matter to the ID. To be sure, I am mindful of issuing this decision amidst unprecedented times. Uncertainty abounds with the declaration of medical emergencies. Concerns

  • Kean v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 423

    [1]  Clinton Kean (the Applicant) seeks to overturn the decision of the Social Security Tribunal – Appeal Division, which found that his complaint about the denial of his employment insurance benefits could not proceed because it did not have a reasonable chance of success.

  • Adeniji-Adele v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 418

    [1]  Agnes Omolara Adeniji-Adele and her children Aminat Adeola Adeniji-Adele, aged 19, and Musediku Oladega Adeniji-Adele, aged 17 [Applicants], are citizens of Nigeria. They seek judicial review of a decision of the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] of the Immigration and Refugee Board [IRB]. The RAD determined that the Applicants are neither Convention refugees nor persons in need of...

  • Dadashpourlangeroudi v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 424

    [1]  Farhad Dadashpourlangeroudi [the “Applicant”] applies for judicial review of a decision made on August 8, 2018 [“Decision”] by the Refugee Protection Division [“RPD”] in which two applications made by the Applicant seeking reinstatement of his withdrawn claim for refugee protection were dismissed.

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