When I first considered the topic of Canadian Passports, I thought it would be too boring…I was dead wrong. Canadian immigration lawyer, Les Morley brought life to a topic that most would feel uninteresting at best. He shared some unbelievable insights that you will not want to miss.
In this episode of the Canadian Immigration Podcast, I spoke with Les Morley who is an immigration lawyer practicing in the fine metropolis of Kingston, Ontario. I asked Les to join me on the Canadian Immigration Podcast after reading an amazing paper (Passports in Canada (final)) he wrote on Canadian passports for our National Immigration Law Conference held in Vancouver earlier this year.
Normally people would think that any discussion revolving around Canadian Passport issues would be extremely dry and really not worthy of a full Podcast. If you thought this, you would be wrong.
Les really nailed this one. The interview was awesome. You have to read the paper. It really should be published.
Les took some time to share with me some unbelievable insight into the entire evolution of passports in Canada as well as the state of things currently and what the future holds as a result of a number of cases coming out of our courts that are transforming the entire area of passport law.
It was great to get to know Les a little more and learn about the fantastic work he is doing in Kingston. Anyone looking for assistance with any immigration related issue in that part of our fine country would be well served by giving Les a call.
During my interview with Les, we discuss the following areas:
- Life as an immigration lawyer in Kingston
- Historical overview of passports in Canada
- Recent passport cases coming out of the courts
- Proposed legislative changes to how passports are used and tracked
Time Stamped Quick Reference Guide
In order to help you jump to the areas of most interest to you, I have included below some time stamps for some of the significant topics covered in this episode.
3:33 – Who is Les Morley?
4:32 – What is the Refugee Assistance Program?
19:05 – How did Les get into the practice of Immigration Law?
25:45 – Historical overview and recent trends in the issuance of Canadian Passports.
30:30 – Is it possible to deny somebody a Passport?
36:43 – What does the world look like today with regard to passport denial?
46:08 – How to contact Les Morley.
- Les Morley Law Office: http://www.lesmorley.com/
- Les’ LinkedIn Profile: http://bit.ly/2afgui3
- Les’ Passport Paper (This is awesome): Passports in Canada (final)
- Canada’s amazing passports: http://bit.ly/2adRbOn
- Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s Bill: “An Act to amend the Customs Act”: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ralph-goodale-canada-us-bill-1.3635990
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