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  • Sun v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1548

    [1]  Ms. Dan Sun (the “Applicant”) is a citizen of China born in 1984.  While in China, the Applicant spent several years working in the cosmetics and spa industries.  On July 17, 2018, the Applicant applied for a work permit to act as the manager for the spa “Signature MediSpa” for a two-year period.

  • Dirir v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1547

    [1]  Ali Mohammad Dirir (the “Applicant”), applied for an authorization to return to Canada (“ARC”) under subsection 52(1) of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 (“IRPA”) on January 7, 2017 to visit his aunt who is a Canadian citizen.  A deportation order was issued against him in 2010 for misrepresentation after it was discovered that he had made a refugee claim in Canada,

  • Sandhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd., 2019 FCA 295

    [1]  In Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd., 2016 FCA 69, 483 N.R. 33, this Court allowed an appeal by Hamdard Trust from a judgment of the Federal Court (2014 FC 1139, 128 C.P.R. (4th) 168), rendered after a summary trial, dismissing its trademark and copyright claims against Navsun and a related company (together, Navsun), and dismissing Navsun’s counterclaim. The Court...

  • Liu v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1541

    [1]  The Applicant, Shijie Liu, claimed refugee protection in December 2015 based on his Christian faith. The Refugee Protection Division [RPD] of the Immigration and Refugee Board [IRB] rejected his claim in December 2017. The RPD found credibility was the determinative issue, and that Mr. Liu had not established his identity as a devoted Christian believer.

  • Canada (Attorney General) v. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, 2019 FC 1529

    [1]  On October 4, 2019, the Attorney General of Canada [AGC] applied to this Court seeking judicial review of a September 6, 2019 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal [CHRT] decision that ordered Canada to pay compensation to individuals affected by Canada’s discriminatory child and family services funding practices [Compensation Ruling]. The parties dispute the exact nature of this decision. On

  • Kosoian v. Société de transport de Montréal, 2019 SCC 59

    [1]                              On an evening in May 2009, the appellant, Bela Kosoian, entered a subway station in order to travel to university. She took the descending escalator. Like many subway users, she did not hold the handrail. She leaned forward and rummaged through her bag. A police officer saw her and ordered her several times to hold the handrail. Ms. Kosoian refused to comply and...

  • Omoijiade v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1533

    [1]  The Applicant, Ehikioya Imoehi Omoijiade, [Mr. Omoijiade], seeks judicial review of the decision of the Refugee Protection Division [RPD] of the Immigration and Refugee Board, dated April 24, 2019. The RPD rejected Mr. Omoijiade’s claim for refugee protection pursuant to sections 96 and 97 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27 [the Act] and found that his...

  • Quraishi v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 272

    [1]  These two informal procedure appeals were heard on common evidence. The individual Appellant, Mohammed Umar Quraishi (Mr. Q), appeals five reassessments each raised September 9, 2016 under the federal Income Tax Act (Act) for his 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 taxation years respectively. The corporate Appellant, Al Shaafi Inc. (AS Inc.), as well appeals five reassessments, raised...

  • Church of Atheism of Central Canada v. Canada (National Revenue), 2019 FCA 296

    [1]  The appellant, the Church of Atheism of Central Canada, is a corporation incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, c. 23, for the following purpose:

  • Canada v. Zielinski Brother's Farm Inc., 2019 FC 1532

    [1]  On a motion for default judgment, the Court has two questions before it: (1) are the defendants in default?; and (2) is there evidence to support the plaintiff's claim? (Chase Manhattan Corp v 3133559 Canada Inc, 2001 FCT 895).

  • McCrea v. Canada, 2019 FC 1534

    [1]  The Claimant, Angela Amirault, brings this application for review of claims decision determination pursuant to Section 8 of the Settlement Agreement reached in the context of this class action proceeding and approved by the Honourable Madam Justice Kane in her Order and Reasons dated January 29, 2019. Ms. Amirault seeks review of the determination of the Administrator of the EI...

  • Lortie v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 294

    [1]  The applicant, Ms. Lorraine Lortie, seeks judicial review of a decision of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (the Board) dated January 30, 2019, dismissing the applicant’s grievance on the basis that the deputy head’s opinion that the applicant’s performance was unsatisfactory was reasonable and that her termination was for cause.

  • Zhang v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1536

    [1]  The Applicants, Mr. Zhang and Ms. Ling became permanent residents on March 17, 2006.

  • Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., 2019 SCC 58

    [1]                              This appeal centres on a dispute between a Canadian shipping company located in Quebec, Desgagnés Transport Inc. (“TDI”), and a manufacturer and supplier of marine engines, Wärtsilä Nederland B.V. and its Canadian division, Wärtsilä Canada Inc. (collectively “Wärtsilä”). The action arises out of the failure of engine parts — a new bedplate, a reconditioned...

  • Zong v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 270

    [1]  Generally, taxpayers in Canada are permitted to deduct, as foreign tax credits, taxes paid to a foreign government where taxes are paid on the same income otherwise taxable in Canada. Certain contributions analogous to CPP and EI are also deductible. The Appellant, Mr. Zong argues amounts “paid to the UK government” in 2016 should qualify for a foreign tax credit (“FTC”). The Minister...

  • Selvasabapathipillai v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1523

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review under subsection 72(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27 [IRPA]. The Applicant, who is a citizen of Sri Lanka, seeks to overturn one part of a decision by a Minister’s Delegate [the Delegate] approving his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment [PRRA] on a restricted basis [restricted PRRA].

  • Mathias v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 271

    [1]  The Appellant, Ralph Mathias (RM), has appealed reassessments raised November 6, 2014 under the federal Income Tax Act (ITA) for his 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 taxation years.

  • Ruan v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1522

    [1]  The Applicants - Shuijiao Li, Changhai Ruan, and their son Jiabin Ruan - are citizens of China. Ms. Li and Jiabin Ruan allege they are practitioners of Falun Gong and are sought by the Chinese authorities. Mr. Changhai Ruan alleges he faces risk as he did not report them.

  • Masri v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1527

    [1]  Ahmed Zaki Abed Masri, Samar Mousa Darweesh Abu Nassar, Bader Ahmed Zaki Masri, Yara Ahmed Zaki Masri, and Yousef Ahmed Zaki Masri (the “Applicants”) seek judicial review of the decision of the Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Appeal Division (the “RAD”). In the decision, the RAD dismissed the Applicants’ appeal from a decision of the Refugee Protection Division (the “RPD”),...

  • McBrearty v. The Queen, 2019 TCC 268

    [1]  The Applicant, Mr. McBrearty bring this application to extend the time to file an objection to two notices of assessment. The notices of assessment (“NOAs”) were sent on the same date: March 28, 2017. The NOAs relate to the outstanding and uncollected tax liability of Logoed Goods Inc. (“LGI”).

  • Coldwater Indian Band v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FCA 292

    [1]  Coldwater Indian Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation have brought motions seeking the exclusion of certain evidence relied upon by the respondents.

  • Avril v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1512

    [1]  The Applicant, Dalia Bernice Avril [Ms. Avril], seeks judicial review of the decision of a Senior Immigration Officer [the Officer], dated February 14, 2019, which rejected her application for a Pre-removal Risk Assessment [PRRA]. Ms. Avril asserted that she would be at risk in St. Lucia due to her sexual orientation. The Officer concluded that Ms. Avril had not provided sufficient...

  • Brooks v. Canada, 2019 FCA 293

    [1]  This is an appeal of an order of the Tax Court of Canada that granted a motion brought by the Crown to strike out parts of notices of appeal filed by David Brooks (2019 TCC 47).

  • Kaya v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1519

    [1]  Mr. Kemal Kaya is a citizen of Turkey and identifies as Kurdish Alevi. While working on an overseas freighter, Mr. Kaya travelled from Singapore to Canada. On September 30, 2017, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] granted him 72-hour leave from the ship. He never returned.

  • Bhuiyan v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1518

    [1]  Ms. Bhuiyan is a citizen of Bangladesh. She came to Canada in July 2017 and claimed refugee status. Ms. Bhuiyan alleged persecution by members of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League resulting from her husband’s support of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada rejected her refugee claim in a decision dated...

  • Sexsmith v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 FC 1509

    [1]  Mr. Sexsmith is a self-employed commercial helicopter pilot who applied under s. 20 of the Firearms Act, SC 1995 c 39 (the Act) for two Authorizations to Carry (ATC) a handgun while operating in British Columbia, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

  • M.T.A. v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1508

    [1]  The Applicant seeks judicial review of a decision of the Refugee Appeal Division [RAD] dated January 18, 2019, wherein the RAD dismissed the Applicant’s appeal and confirmed a decision of the Refugee Protection Division [RPD] that the Applicant was not a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.

  • Tshilumba v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2019 FC 1507

    [1]  The Applicants, Janel Tshilumba, Jesse Tshilumba and Jaina Tshilumba, are citizens of South Africa. Their mother, Mafuta Karin Tsilumba, is a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo and a permanent resident of South Africa.

  • Kolade v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2019 FC 1513

    [1]  This is an application for judicial review of the rejection by a senior immigration officer [Officer] of an application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds [H&C], and an alternative request for a Temporary Resident Permit [TRP], which rejection is dated February 27, 2019 [Decision].

  • Iamgold Corporation v. Hapag-Lloyd Ag, 2019 FC 1514

    [1]  This decision relates to a motion for summary trial, asking the Court to decide a question of German law, which will determine the quantum of the liability of the Defendant, Hapag-Lloyd AG [Hapag-Lloyd], for loss of the Plaintiffs’ cargo.

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