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Refusal of Temporary Resident Visa – Applicant must be Provided an Explanation of the Elements that Weighed Against the Application Rather than a Litany of Factors

By Pratibha Sharma

On February 11, 2010, the Federal Court released its decision in Asong Alem v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2010 FC 148 (“Asong”). Madam Justice Tremblay-Lamer confirmed that visa officers must provide Temporary Resident Visa applicants with a sufficient explanation for refusing their application. Moreover, the explanation must include elements that weighed against the application; not merely a litany of factors.

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