Monthly Archives: November 2011

Immigration: Canada’s New Refugee Determination System

Bill C-11, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act has received Royal Assent and will come into force on June 29, 2012. However, changes to the humanitarian and compassionate and temporary resident permit provisions came into effect immediately at Royal Assent. These … Continue reading

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Immigration: Super Visa earning rave reviews

News Release, Ottawa, November 28, 2011 – Starting December 1, people all over the world can go to a Canadian visa office and apply for a Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. The new Parent and Grandparent Super Visa will be … Continue reading

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GENERAL MOTORS issued a recall on the VOLT model

Transport Canada Recall # 2011412: Certain vehicles fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 108 – Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices, as well as CMVSS 114 – Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.

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Built-in child seats for larger and older children

OTTAWA — The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that the Government of Canada is proposing regulatory amendments to allow built-in child seats and built-in booster seats for use by larger and older children. “Research … Continue reading

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CooperVision Expands Recall List of Contact Lenses

OTTAWA – CooperVision, in consultation with Health Canada, is expanding the product list of their voluntary worldwide recall of contact lenses. Health Canada is working with the company to identify which products on the Canadian market are affected by the … Continue reading

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$1 billion in unpaid fines for provincial offences in Canada

Police service boards want the Ontario government to consider seizing cars and federal tax returns to help collect some of the $1 billion in unpaid fines for provincial offences. The Ontario Association of Police Service Boards released a report Wednesday … Continue reading

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National Awareness Campaign on Organized Criminal Groups

OTTAWA, November 25, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) today announces the launch of an awareness campaign focused on how organized criminal groups impact everyday law abiding Canadians. The RCMP’s campaign consists of a poster and an interactive … Continue reading

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Immigration: A Brighter Future: New Refugee Video Unveiled

News Release, Ottawa, November 24, 2011 – A new YouTube video highlighting how Canada’s refugee resettlement program can change a family’s life was launched today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “Canada resettles refugees to save lives and … Continue reading

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Immigration: Government of Canada bars violent criminals from sponsoring members of their family

News Release. Ottawa, November 23, 2011 — The Government of Canada is making it much harder for people convicted of crimes that result in bodily harm against members of their family or other particularly violent offences to sponsor any family … Continue reading

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2012 Indexation Percentages under the Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule and 2012 Indexation Percentage and Revised Deductibles/Monetary Amounts under Bill 164

With this Bulletin, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is releasing: the 2012 indexation percentage for the Optional Indexation Benefit under section 30 of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1, 2010 (new SABS), the 2012 indexation … Continue reading

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