Delays, Excuses and Backlogs

IRCC processing times, which are published and updated online here, can be very frustrating for applicants and representatives. As I testified to the Parliamentary committee in NOV 2020, I have been urging the Canadian government to further digitize the system to improve efficiency and to shorten processing times. Government departments, alas, are very slow to […]

MB Torch of Dignity Event

Clarke Immigration Law had the privilege of participating in the recent Manitoba Torch of Dignity Event. Alastair Clarke was honoured to be invited as a Speaker & Presentor to this event, based on his advocacy on behalf of Manitobans. Alastair has been fighting for his clients for many years, including cases based on human rights […]

CityNews: Stop Deportation

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is in the process of removing a Pakistani family who have been living in Canada for 3 years. Please note: CIL does not represent this family and we are not involved in any legal matters. We have been advised they are represented by counsel who, unfortunately, has not been able […]

Success: Justice for Minors

I want to share a story that started in 2011 that has (finally) come to conclusion. This is a story about housing law, criminal law, public interest law and poverty law. Unlike almost everything else in this space, this case has nothing to do with immigration. This is a case of a Canadian family who […]

National Day for TRC: Pro Bono Services

Tomorrow is Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is the first national day to focus on the rights of First Nations peoples. Here at Clarke Immigration Law, we are focused on being part of the solution. Immigration needs to recognize Canada’s colonialist past. We need to be part of the solution. Recognizing […]