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Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Gunter Harald (or Trey Peterson) and Jet Air Part Group

An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Gunter Harald (or Trey Peterson) of Jet Air Part Group looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Warnings, Equipment / Inventory Purchase Fraud

Immigration consequences of criminal convictions: An update

Last November, we published a post about the intersection of criminal and immigration law, and specifically about the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act – legislation that made it easier to deport non-citizens sentenced to at least six months for a criminal offence. The strict application of the IRPA makes lawyers more vulnerable to claims… Read More »

Categories: Criminal Law

Can a criminal conviction make your client inadmissible for residency/citizenship?

Where a client charged with a serious crime is a non-citizen of Canada and is hoping to obtain resident status, criminal lawyers should be aware that recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) raise special plea and sentencing considerations. The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act On June 19, 2013, amendments to… Read More »

Categories: Criminal Law

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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