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Lecture Series Begins

In this lecture Shelley Levine discusses the distinction between Immigration and Refugee Law.  

Levine Associates Attend the 2018 LAO Refugee Law Conference

On June 27, 2018, the Legal Aid Ontario Refugee Law Conference was held at the Jackman Law Building at the University of Toronto. In the spirit of legal excellence and to benefit from the discussion of the wide range of topics regarding the evolving state of refugee law in Canada, Levine Associates attended the Conference. […]

Legacy Cases – The Final Chapter?

Legacy Cases – The Final Chapter? For those not familiar with the issue, back in 2012, Canada radically reformed our refugee system in a number of ways including changes affecting who hears refugee claims and perhaps most significantly reducing the wait times for such cases to be heard. Cases at that time were taking anywhere […]

The Trumpist Contagion

The Trumpist Contagion?   The sequence of facts I am about to reveal sounds so far fetched, so Orwellian in its bureaucratic absurdity that one would assume I am either writing a piece of fiction or describing a sequence of events in some far off dysfunctional country in Africa or the Middle East.  Sadly, this […]

“Legacy Claims” The Forgotten Refugees – An Update

Introduction of New Law Legacy Claims – The forgotten Refugees – UPDATE It has now been about 18 months since the Liberals came to power with the promise of unwinding some of the more Draconian Immigration amendments which were introduced by the former Harper government. In July 2016, I published an article on the status […]

The U.S. is not a safe country for refguees!

Immigration Minister Hussen must take immediate steps to un-designate the U.S. as a Safe Third Country! Canada’s refugee law is premised on the idea that Canada provides protection to those who have no other place to receive protection. On the basis of this philosophy it follows that if a refugee passes through a “safe” country […]

Best Small Public Spaces #7 Ryerson Community Park

Best Small Public Spaces #7 Ryerson Community Park Clients seeking to immigrate to Canada often ask me why they should choose Toronto. In response to these frequent queries I thought I would create some top 10 lists of my favourite things in Toronto. These lists won’t include the typical tourist sights which anyone can Google, […]

Best Small Public Spaces #8 Corktown Commons

Best Small Public Spaces #8 Corktown Commons Clients seeking to immigrate to Canada often ask me why they should choose Toronto. In response to these frequent queries I thought I would create some top 10 lists of my favourite things in Toronto. These lists won’t include the typical tourist sights which anyone can Google, but […]

Best Small Public Spaces – #9 – St. James Park (King & Church)

Best Small Public Spaces #9 St. James Parks – King & Church Clients seeking to immigrate to Canada often ask me why they should choose Toronto. In response to these frequent queries I thought I would create a top 10 list of my favourite things about Toronto. Not the CN Tower or Ripley’s which anyone […]

Top 10 Best Small Spaces in Toronto

Best Small Public Spaces #10 Sculpture Garden – King & Church Clients seeking to immigrate to Canada often ask me why they should choose Toronto. In response to these frequent queries I thought I would create a top 10 list of my favourite things about Toronto. Not the CN Tower or Ripley’s which anyone can […]