Government officials put on alert after immigration lawyer suspended
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.