Article: Reuniting Families: The Parent-Grandparent Super Visa

There is no doubt that Canada is home to many individuals and families who have been separated from their parents and other family members for a long time and who long to see them again, and show them what their lives here are like. They may have come here for employment opportunities, or maybe they were sponsored to come here by their Canadian spouse, or maybe they came a refugee either recently or a long time ago. Now, they hope

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Nathan Po selected to Best Lawyers in Canada

Congratulations to Nathan Po for being recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers™ has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-reviewed evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most

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Wills Week

Mike Simons will once again be speaking about estate planning at the Edmonton Community Foundation Wills Week on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at the Terwillegar Rec Centre at 6:30 p.m.  For more information visit here.  

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New Articling Student: Andria Huculak

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Andria Huculak as an articling student. Throughout her articling year Andria will gain experience in a variety of areas of law. Andria received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2013, majoring in both History and Anthropology. She recently moved back to Edmonton, her hometown, after spending four years in Winnipeg where she completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Manitoba in 2017. While in law school, Andria volunteered at the

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Article: Ottawa changes the rules on citizenship

On June 19, 2017, the federal government passed Bill C-6, changing the rules for obtaining and keeping Canadian Citizenship. This bill has been a hot-button political issue, because it removes the citizenship system brought in by the previous Conservative government, in which dual citizens could have their citizenship revoked for some serious criminal offences. However, for most immigrants to Canada, the other changes contained in the bill will be more important. They will mean fewer hurdles on the pathway to

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Immigration Lawyer on Challenges of International Adoptions

“Please, can you help us bring over our daughter?” the couple asks. They hand me a photo of the three of them together—parents and young daughter, all grinning for the camera. They hand me the adoption certificate from the country overseas that makes her legally their daughter. They tell me about the regular visits, the Skype calls, the repeated questions from their daughter wondering why she cannot come and live with Mommy and Daddy yet. And finally, they hand me

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