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Would We Let Justin Bieber into Canada?

A Primer on Criminal Inadmissibility

September 2014

Superstar Justin Bieber has gotten himself into trouble with the law… again. On August 30th, 2014, he was charged with assault and dangerous driving by the Ontario Provincial Police.  He allegedly smashed his ATV into a minivan driven by journalists trying to get photos of him and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez.  It is also alleged that when the driver of the minivan stopped the vehicle, an altercation ensued, which lead to the assault charge against Bieber.

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How old where you when you left your parents’ home?

Changes to the Definition of “Dependent Child”

August 2014

I was 19.  I left to live in university residence, returning home for holidays and the summer break.  I wasn’t living completely independently until I moved to Ottawa in 1993 to go to law school.

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A Tale of Three Refugees

June 2014

Between November 2013 and March 2014, I represented three refugee claimants before the Refugee Protection Division.

All three were women.  All three were from Nigeria.  All three were mothers.  All were devout Christians.  They were all around the same age.

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