2010 FC 339
March 29, 2010
Principle Established: Need to make timely disclose of family members
The applicant entered Canada as a refugee and obtained permanent resident status under humanitarian and compassionate grounds. He declared in his application that he was unaware of the whereabouts of his wife and daughter because of hostilities in his home country.
However, he got in touch with his family before obtaining his PR, but never advised Immigration Canada. CIC has refused his application to sponsor his family.
The applicant’s appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division was refused and he applied for judicial review.
The Court explained that there was no difference whether the applicant failed to disclose family members at all or failed to make a timely disclose, like in this case. In both situations CIC would be unable to conduct examination of family members.
The application for judicial review was dismissed.