I regularly witness how standard of review is wielded by some judges as a threat to one of the pillars of the rule of law — access to an effective remedy.
Until the Supreme Court decision in Tran v. Canada, released on Oct. 19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada had equated a term of house arrest with a term of incarceration of the same duration. That has all changed.
“You know, that might be the answer — to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That’s a trick that never seems to fail.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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When Angela Chesters learned she could not reunite with her husband in Canada as a landed immigrant because she was likely to create an excessive demand on our health and social services, she felt insulted.
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