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Richard Kurland, Attorney

Membre du Barreau du Québec 

Member of the Law Society of British Columbia

 


Media:   Commentator on immigration policy

Television:
CTV National News, CTV Newsnet, W5. investigative journalist teams, background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
CBC 'The National', The Fifth Estate', CBC investigative journalist teams, background on immigration matters, 1998 to present
SRC 'Les Grands Nouvelles/Colombie Britannique'1999 to present
Global TV, OMNI TV, Channel MFairchild TVcontributor, 2005 to present
SUN TVcommentator and background on immigration matters, April 2011 to 2014
Foreign: Fox TV, 'The Neil Covuto Show', 'The O'Reilly Hour' New Zealand TVConsultant to investigative journalist team, October 2002

Newspapers:
The Globe and Mail: background on immigration matters, 2000 to present
The National Post: background on immigration matters, 2000 to present
Canwest and PostMediabackground on immigration matters, 2001 to present
The Vancouver Sun: background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
The Province: Columnist-2005; background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
Toronto Sunbackground on immigration matters, 1999 to present
Toronto Starbackground on immigration matters, 1999 to present
Ming Paobackground on immigration matters, 1995 to present
Sing Taobackground on immigration matters, 2004 to present
World Journalbackground on immigration matters, 2005 to present
Wall Street Journalbackground on immigration matters, 2014 to present
South China Morning Postbackground on immigration matters, 2014 to present
Bloombergbackground on immigration matters, 2014 to present

Radio and Film
The Corus Radio Network: guest, 1999 to present
The Roy Green Show: guest, 2010 to present
The Rutherford Show: guest, 2003 to present
The Christie Clarke Show: guest, 2007 to 2011
CBC/SRC Radio Canada: guest, 2000 to present
Radio Canada International: guest, 2007 to present
National Film Board of Canadabackground on immigration matters, 1998-2002

The Canadian Bar Association - National Immigration and Citizenship Section
National Executive, Life Member2000 to present
Past National Chair: 1999-2000
National Chair: 1998-1999
National Vice-Chair: 1997-1998
National Treasurer: 1996-1997
National Secretary: 1995-1996

Lectures
Canadian Bar Association, National and Regional Continuing Legal Education: 1994-2012 Vancouver, Banff, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
L'Association Québécoise des Avocats et Avocates en Droit de l'Immigration: 
Conference Lecturer, "Future Directions of Immigration Law and Policy", Montreal, October 2011
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: "Working Your Way into Canada", September 2011 
IMEDA
Conference Lecturer, 2013 to present
Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants: Conference Lecturer, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal
Canadian Migration Institute: National Conference: 2008-2011 Toronto
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: "Promoting Consent in Canadian Immigration Litigation", December 2002 
Canadian Institute: Co-Chair, "Hiring Foreign Workers" Calgary, September 2007

Academic:
University of British Columbia:  Immigration Program Instructor, 2007-2008
University of British Columbia/Seneca College: Immigration Program Instructor, 1997 to 2007

Government-related
House of Commons, Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, expert witness, 1994 to present
Senate of CanadaSocial Affairs Committeeexpert witness on immigration matters, 1994 to present
U.S. Department of Justiceregistered lobbyist for the Government of Zambia, 1998-1999 
Senate of Canada,  August-December 1995 (special case)
Barreau du Québec, Co-chair of the delegation of judges and lawyers to People’s Republic of China, 1993

Publications: 
Lexbase, Editor-in-Chief: 1989 to present. Lexbase is a monthly publication providing current immigration policy and practice information, with annotations of Federal Court of Canada decisions in immigration and citizenship cases rendered during the previous 30 days. Lexbase is received by Canadian immigration practitioners; Department of Citizenship and Immigration; Canada Border Services Agency; Provincial immigration authorities; Immigration and Refugee Board; Office of the Auditor General of Canada; Canadian media; and senior personnel at Canadian embassies.
House of Commons Standing Committee on Immigration and Citizenship:  "Immigration Application Backlogs-Action Plan for Faster Immigration", October 20, 2011 
Barreau du Québec: Immigration Law and the Internet 1998 (Chapter only)
Carswell Legal Publications: Quebec Immigration, 1998 (Chapter only)
Carswell Legal Publications: Decisions Rendered by the Immigration Appeal Board (1988)
Corporate Securities Regulation Review: The Quebec Business Immigration Program (1984)

Community Work:
Canadian Jewish Congress (Pacific Region)Vice-Chair, 2003-2015 
Canadian Human Rights Foundation (Board of Directors)
: 1995-1997

L'AQAADI (Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association): Vice-President 1993-1995
American Immigration Lawyers Association1999-2014


Hobby"Keeping Ottawa Honest
Access to Information requests - a top volume requestor in Canada, every year


Education:  McGill University, Montreal
Bachelor of Civil Law (LLB)
Bachelor of Common Law (BCL)
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science/Economics/Industrial Relations) (BA)


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