IAD Deputy Chairperson;
All IAD Members and Tribunal Officers

Sylvia Cox-Duquette
Senior General Counsel

Subject: Immigration & Refugee Protection Act
Removal Order Appeals

Please find attached the updated version of the Removal Order Appeals Paper, dated January 1, 2009, which was prepared by Legal Services. This work is intended to assist decision-makers and staff of the IAD in carrying out their duties. The electronic version will be available on infonet and on the IRB’s website .

The following Legal Advisors contributed to the update of the paper: David Schwartz (Introduction and coordinator of the paper); Gary Dukeshire (Chapters 2 and 11); Ritva Ahti (Chapters 3 and 4); Gordon Hayhurst (Chapter 5); Lori Disenhouse (Chapter 6); Richard Tyndorf (Chapters 7 and 8); Sharon Silberstein (Chapter 9); Joel Rubinoff (Chapter 10); and Linda Koch (Chapter 12).

I trust that you will find this update useful. The paper is reviewed annually to determine whether it requires updating. We want to be sure that it continues to meet your needs.  If you have any comments about the format or the content of this work, please forward them to David Schwartz, Legal Services, Western Region.

This update replaces the previous version of the paper in its entirety. It incorporates case law up to January 1, 2009. Please discard the previous version of the paper.

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Sylvia Cox-Duquette
Senior General Counsel