Canadian Law Group

Canadian Law Group

Canada ends 2012 Policy that prejudiced Asylum Seekers and Refugees from “safe countries”

On May 17, 2019, the Canadian government announced revisions to its asylum (“refugee”) system. Effectively, the government ‘reversed’ an initiative from the Harper-era (Stephen Harper was Canada’s last Conservative Prime Minister) which did not afford refugees and asylum seekers the same rights based on their country of origin.

2019 Update on Recreational Cannabis in Canada

As reported in our October 2018 newsletter, Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalize cannabis last fall. The Cannabis industry in Canada is projected to reach $5 billion USD by 2020 with exciting trends emerging in 2019!

President Trump Announces Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump revealed his comprehensive immigration reform proposal. The proposal introduces a stronger border security package and a shift to a ‘merit-based’ immigration system, prioritizing high-skilled workers and creating a points-based system for evaluating permanent resident applications (Green Cards).