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Q & A: Convictions for impaired driving

Question: I am US citizen who was recently convicted of driving under the influence (D.U.I.). I have heard that this might prevent me from being admitted into Canada. Is this true? Answer: A conviction for impaired driving may prevent you from entering Canada, even if the conviction or guilty plea was treated as a misdemeanor […]

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Canada introduces legislation to establish a new border agency

The Government of Canada has introduced legislation to establish the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). “With the creation of the Canada Border Services Agency within the new portfolio of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Government of Canada is adopting an integrated approach to border management to facilitate the flow of people and goods while […]

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Embassy update: Vienna

A processing factor which continues to feature prominently in Vienna is the requirement to screen for war crimes and crimes against humanity. This applies not only to immigration applicants but to many visitors as well. Approximately fifty five percent of all immigration applicants and just over half of all visitor applicants come from the countries […]

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David Cohen’s Blog: Judy Go?

Controversy seems to follow some public figures like the smell of cheap perfume. Unfortunately for her, such is the lot of Canadian Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, The Honorable Judy Sgro.Don’t get me wrong. I think her appointment was a wise choice, given her background and the ethnically diverse riding she represents. Moreover, I admire […]

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David Cohen’s Blog: Movin’ On Up?

Finally convinced that the record would show a majority of voting Ohioans do indeed want four more years, I clicked-off the TV. Unable to sleep, I continued my read of Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.” Now there’s a scary combo for those of my ilk. And I’m not even American! Read Full Blog on […]

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CITIZENSHIP WEEK: CELEBRATING FREEDOM, RESPECT AND BELONGING

The Honourable Judy Sgro, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced the launch of Canada’s Citizenship Week from October 18–24, 2004. “Citizenship Week is a time to reflect on the values that speak to the heart of being a Canadian,” said Minister Sgro. “Citizenship Week is intended to help remind all Canadians — young and […]

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Criminal Record: Check criminal record before checking out Canada

A traveler was surprised recently when he was denied entry from the United States into Canada. The reason: Four years ago, he was convicted in the United States of driving under the influence of alcohol. “I was put on the next plane back home. Sad, humiliating, and I think ridiculous,” says the man, who asked […]

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