Is China regulating Canada’s immigration policy?


Is China regulating Canada’s immigration policy?46 Chinese from China sue the Canadian government.

More Chinese immigrants sue Canadian government Global Times | 2013-2-1 1:53:01
By Bai Tiantian

Forty-six Chinese applicants to Canada’s investor immigrant program have joined a lawsuit against Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for what their lawyer says is the “warehousing” their applications.

In December a Canadian court dismissed an injunction brought earlier by 14 Chinese immigrants saying it could not rule on a law that does not yet exist.

Their lawyer is now pushing forward with another court challenge, which 46 immigrant applications have now joined and 76 others are considering joining.

Toronto lawyer Timothy Leahy suspended for seeking to overhaul Canada’s immigration system


RIGHT:Timothy E. Leahy

Government officials put on alert after immigration lawyer suspended
Tobi Cohen 
Published: February 1, 2013, 2:45 pm
Updated: 3 hours ago

OTTAWA — Citizenship and Immigration has taken the unusual step of warning staff about a Toronto lawyer who can only be described as a thorn in the side of the government as it seeks to overhaul Canada’s immigration system.

An internal “operational bulletin” sent Friday alerts CIC, Canada Border Services Agency and Foreign Affairs staff that Timothy Leahy has been suspended by the Law Society of Upper Canada, which regulates the legal profession in Ontario.

Officials say the decision to clarify his status was made because he regularly interacts with visa offices and that there was some confusion over his standing.