Episode 4 - 2021 at the Federal Court: A Year in Review

On this week's episode of Welcome Home, join our hosts as they sit down with Steven Meurrens, partner at Larlee and Rosenberg and host of the Borderlines podcast, for a fascinating review of the top Federal Court cases from 2021 and their implications on your day-to-day immigration practice. 
We begin with two cases that impact practitioners representing clients facing allegations of misrepresentation and criminal inadmissibility. 

  • Singh v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2021, FC 959 on flagpoling and misrepresentation by omission at ports of entry into Canada 

  • Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Mason, 2021 FCA 156 on expanding the scope of S.34 of the IRPA 

As Canada’s immigration backlog approaches 2 million applicants, Chantal, Cathryn, and Steven, review some new federal court cases dealing with mandamus applications during COVID-19. 

  • Almuhtadi v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2021 FC 712  

  • Aguirre v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2021 FC 678  

How do you talk about legal fees with your clients? On this episode’s segment of “What I Wish I Knew,” Chantal and Cathryn discuss their best practices for law firm billing. They discuss the importance of being confident in your worth while maintaining trust in lawyer-client relationships.  

Special Guest: Steven Meurrens is a senior partner of the Larlee and Rosenberg Immigration Law Firm in Vancouver and host of the Borderlines podcast.   

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