Protecting “Lost Canadians”: The Bjorkquist et al. Case

CILA is excited to announce its first featured presentation of 2024: Protecting “Lost Canadians”: the Bjorkquist et al. case, presented by Sujit Choudhry and moderated by Naseem Mithoowani. CILA’s featured presentation series is an opportunity for both CILA members and non-members alike to benefit from topical presentations on current issues in the Canadian immigration domain.

Attend this presentation to find out:

  • Why was this case brought to the Ontario Court?
  • Was it necessary to have multiple families litigate this matter?
  • What were the key findings of the Court?
  • Why were the facts so important to the decision?
  • Why is the Government not appealing?
  • What does it mean for second-generation and beyond citizens?
  • What’s next?

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About Sujit Choudhry

Mr. Choudhry is a constitutional and administrative law practitioner both in Canada and abroad, encompassing related questions of public international law and international human rights law, including in judicial reviews, appeals, and arbitrations. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada. Choudhry is frequently retained by other lawyers across Canada to work with them on complex constitutional cases, including to serve as co-counsel.

Choudhry holds law degrees from Toronto, Harvard and Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar). He served as Law Clerk to former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada before being called to the Bar of Ontario in 2001. He also holds the Q.Arb designation from the ADR Institute of Canada. Choudhry received the Trailblazer Awards of the South Asian Bar Associations of Southern California and Northern California in 2015, and was named Practitioner of the Year by the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto in 2011. He was awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in 2010.

About Naseem Mithoowani

Ms. Mithoowani is an immigration and refugeee law practitioner based in Toronto, Canada, practicing exclusively in these areas of law since 2010. After attending Osgoode Hall Law School, Mithoowani was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2008. Mithoowani has appeared before all levels of the Immigration Division and Refugee Protection Division and regularly argues judicial review applications before the Federal Court. She practices in the areas of business immigration, personal immigration and administrative law. gm

In 2021, Naseem was appointed by the Federal Government to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, where she will serve as a part-time adjudicator for a 5-year term. Naseem has been named a top lawyer under 40 by Lexpert Magazine and a social change maker (2021) by The Peak magazine.


Feb 22 2024


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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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