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Is it a Crime to Enter into a Marriage of...

    Entering into a false a marriage to facilitate someone’s immigration into Canada is marriage fraud. Marriages of convenience are not allowed under Canada’s immigration law. It is illegal for someone who is Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen to marry someone who is not in order to facilitate expedited immigration to Canada for that person. Knowingly entering a fraudulent marriage for the purpose of allowing someone to stay in Canada illegally is an offence under the Immigration Act. Furthermore, spousal sponsorship is a serious legal commitment, it requires that the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident that is the sponsor be financially responsible for the person they married for two years. If the sponcered person accepts social assistance during these years their sponsor is responsible for repayment to the Government. A person entering into a marriage of convenience and coming to Canada as an immigrant can be subject to ramifications…

31 Oct 2017

If I have a Criminal Conviction am I...

19 Oct 2017

  A criminal conviction in Canada can be reason fro inadmissibility to the United States. There are many reasons a person may be ineligible to enter…

Is it a Crime to Impersonate a Doctor?

17 Oct 2017

It is illegal to impersonate a doctor in Canada. It is a criminal offence in Canada to impersonate a doctor. Historically, there have been incidence of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Krystal Voss

11 Oct 2017

Krystal Voss was wrongfully convicted of killing her child. On January 31, 2003, 28-year-old Krystal Voss brought her 17-month-old son, Kyran, with no vital signs, to…

Is it a Crime to Record a Conversation?

10 Oct 2017

  It is not a crime to record a conversation in Canada so long as one party consents to the recording. It is not a crime…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Daniel...

4 Oct 2017

Mr. Scheidell pictured here with criminal defence lawyer whose head was covered by a green jacket. At about 5:30 a.m.of May 20, 1995 a 26-year-old woman…