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Mixed reactions to federal budget – Law Times

17 February 2014

The federal government’s proposal to eliminate the immigrant investor and entrepreneur programs in the 2014 budget should come as “no surprise” for immigration lawyers, says a lawyer in the area.

Jonathan Leebosh, a partner at Egan LLP in Vancouver, says members of the immigration bar should now look to other provincial investor programs to help their clients.

The federal government hasn’t been accepting new applications for the immigrant investor program for the last two years, says Leebosh. “I think most lawyers should have seen this coming.”

The move is devastating for the 65,000 applicants who have been waiting through the backlog and making arrangements to immigrate to Canada, often after paying money to immigration consultants, says Leebosh.

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