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Citizenship and Immigration Canada warns stakeholders not to give immigration advice

Last year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published a notice on its website, which provided valuable guidance regarding the giving of immigration advice. The notice focuses on: (1) travel agents, (2) employment agents and recruiters, (3) human resources professionals, (4) educational agents, (5) adoption agencies, and (6) live-in caregivers’ agents. It warns these entities not to engage in the unauthorized practice of law and indicates that merely advising someone on their immigration options can be considered unauthorized practice.

 

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Three most outstanding Canadian law blogs of 2013

On December 1, 2013, the 8th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies) started receiving nominations for the best outstanding Canadian law blogs for 2013. Closing date to submit your choices is Friday, December 27th, with the winners being announced on New Year’s Eve. Our three nominations for #clawbies2013 are…

 

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Slaw: Amending the Charter of the French Language and other laws

The preamble of the Charter of the French language makes it clear that everyone has the right to live and work using the French language, and that it is the official language of Quebec in government, law, work, education, commerce and business. This preamble is now elaborated to acknowledge that,

 

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Appeal Court recognizes health and safety risks associated with sex-trade laws

On March 26, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal acknowledged that, “prostitution is a controversial topic, one that provokes heated and heartfelt debate about morality, equality, personal autonomy and public safety,” and overturned two of the three sections of the Criminal Code‘s prostitution law on the grounds that they are unconstitutional.

 

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A brief understanding of Internet defamation or cyber-libel

Internet communication through social networking (or social media), such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter, is fast becoming the most popular mode of communication in the 21st century, and has facilitated freedom of expression and speech, globalization of information and even popular revolutions. Many people enjoy posting their personal views, opinions and musings on blogs, chat rooms, newspaper and magazine articles, and other forums on all topics—artistic, philosophical, educational, social, political and legal.

 

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Strengthen personal data security; avoid the Sony experience

Customers and employees entrust their personal information to businesses on a daily basis and expect that these businesses will treat that information with the care and respect it deserves by implementing the proper safeguards to keep it safe. However, just recently…

 

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