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Edward C. Corrigan


  • The Role of the pro-Israel Lobby in CanadaEdward C. Corrigan
    May 3, 2018

    Many observers would be surprised at the pivotal role Canada played in the partition of Palestine and the creation of Israel. Ivan Rand who was a retired Canadian Supreme Court Justice played a critical role in getting the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) to recommend partition into a "Jewish State" and an "Arab State" over a unified Palestine. A unitary Palestine would have approximately one third Jewish population and two-thirds Arab population and based on the actual demographics of the country.

  • Anti-semitism and the silencing of debate (1 of 2)Edward C. Corrigan
    March 3, 2018

    While militarily strong and facing no existential threats Zionism and Israel's policies toward the Palestinians has been taking a beating in world opinion.2

  • Anti-semitism and the silencing of debate (2 of 2) (cont'd)Edward C. Corrigan
    March 3, 2018


  • Stemming the Tide of Hate Edward C. Corrigan
    November 6, 2017

    A Chinese Proverb says, "May you live in Interesting Times." Today in the "Age of Donald Trump" and a rise of right-wing political parties across the Globe we are seeing a resurgence of right wing views, anti-Immigrant sentiments and veiled discrimination against "The Other" and the trampling on the rights of various minorities. These minorities include the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Palestinians in the Holy Land, refugees in Europe, Muslims in many countries, Arabs, even Christians in the Middle East, conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims, attacks against Blacks and vilification of Mexicans and other Hispanics in the United States, and discrimination and even persecution of other minorities.

  • New guidelines for student Visas. Leniency period ending November 9, 2016Edward C. Corrigan
    October 18, 2016

    Study and Work Permit holders from visa-exempt countries who received their permit on or before July 31, 2015 now need an Electronic Transfer Authorization or an eTA to fly or transit to Canada. The leniency period that allows travellers to board their flight without an eTA ends on November 9, 2016. However, up until November 9, 2016, you can board your flight without an eTA, as long as you have appropriate travel documents such as a valid passport. During this leniency period, border services officers can let you enter the country as long as you meet the other requirements to enter Canada.

  • Canada starts process to collect passport exit dataEdward C. Corrigan
    July 11, 2016

    On June 15, 2016 the Canadian Government tabled for first reading Bill C-21, or as it is called, An Act to amend the Customs Act. The Bill was introduced by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale. This procedure is to start the process for keeping track of passport information for all individuals exiting Canada. The Bill has to have two more readings and review by the House of Commons Committee before it will be sent to the Senate and then proclaimed into law.

  • Providing false or incomplete information on a Canadian citizenship or immigration formEdward C. Corrigan
    April 30, 2016

    Many people come to our law office after they have applied for renewal of their Permanent Residence Card or after they have applied for Canadian Citizenship. After sending the Application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and setting out the time that they were "in Canada" they receive a request from Citizenship and Immigration Canada that they provide proof of the time spent in Canada. This process is called "Proof of Residence."

  • Liberals win majority GovernmentEdward C. Corrigan
    November 1, 2015

    After 10 years in office Stephen Harper's Conservative government was swept from power. The federal Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau won 185 seats and elected Members of Parliament in every province including Alberta. To win a majority you needed 170 seats. The Conservatives won 98 seats, the NDP 44. The Bloc won 10 seats in Quebec. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was re-elected in her British Colombia seat.

  • New requirements for Canadian citizenship took effect June 11, 2015Edward C. Corrigan
    July 15, 2015

    The new requirements for Canadian Citizenship are now in force as of June 11, 2015. One of the most important changes is the requirement that an individual be in Canada for 4 years over a 6-year period. The old rule was physical presence in Canada for 3 years out of a 4-year period.

  • Canada's economic immigration policies changed dramaticallyEdward C. Corrigan
    May 8, 2015

    On January 1, 2015 the Government of Canada made significant changes to Canada Immigration policies for skilled workers who wanted to apply for Immigration to Canada. The Skilled Worker, the Skilled Trades Person and the Canada Experience Class Immigration programs were rolled into the new "Express Entry" program. The Live-In-Caregiver program was not affected by the changes.

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