For those who don't know Richard Kurland, he is Attorney at Law in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec.

He is best known as the Editor-in-Chief of Lexbase Immigration - his motto is: Keeping Ottawa Honest. He produces monthly release of information obtained under the Access to Information Act called Lexbase.

Richard's contribution to the immigration practice across the board is best described as invaluable. He has a great sense of humour and his presentations are always a treat for practitioners, whether lawyers or consultants.


The Globe and Mail: background on immigration matters, 2000 to present
The National Post: background on immigration matters, 2000 to present
Toronto Sun: background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
Toronto Star: background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
The Vancouver Sun: background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
The Province: columnist 2005; background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
Canwest and PostMedia: background on immigration matters, 2001 to present
Ming Pao: background on immigration matters, 1995 to present
Sing Tao: background on immigration matters, 2004 to present
World Journal: background on immigration matters, 2005 to present

CTV National News
CTV Newsnet
CTV investigative journalist teams, background on immigration matters, 1999 to present
CTV The Verdict
SUN TV commentator and background on immigration matters, April 2011 to present
CBC investigative journalist teams, background on immigration matters, 1998 to present
CBC 'The National'
CBC 'The Fifth Estate'
SRC Les Grands Nouvelles/Colombie Britannique: 1999 to present
Omni Television and Channel M: contributor, 2005 to present
Fairchild Television: contributor, 2005 to present
Fox TV: The Neil Covuto Show, The O'Reilly Hour
New Zealand Television: Consultant to investigative journalist team, October 2002

Radio and Film:
The Corus Radio Network: guest, 1999 to present
The Roy Green Show: guest, 2010 to present
The Rutherford Show: guest, 2003 to present
The Christie Clarke Show: guest, 2007 to 2011
CBC/SRC Radio Canada: guest, 2000 to present
Radio Canada International: guest, 2007 to present
National Film Board of Canada, background on immigration matters, 1998-2002

The Canadian Bar Association - National Immigration and Citizenship Section
National Executive, Life Member: 2000 to present
Past National Chair: 1999-2000
National Chair: 1998-1999
National Vice-Chair: 1997-1998
National Treasurer: 1996-1997
National Secretary: 1995-1996

Recent Lectures:
Canadian Bar Association, National and Regional Continuing Legal Education: 1994-2012 Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kelowna
L'Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l'immigration: Conference Lecturer, "Future Directions of Immigration Law and Policy", Montreal, October 2011
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: "Working Your Way into Canada", September 2011
Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants: Conference Lecturer, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal
Canadian Migration Institute: National Conference: 2008-2011 Toronto
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: "Promoting Consent in Canadian Immigration Litigation", December 2002
Canadian Institute: Co-Chair, "Hiring Foreign Workers" Calgary, September 2007

University of British Columbia: Immigration Program Instructor, 2007-2008
University of British Columbia/Seneca College: Immigration Program Instructor, 1997 to 2007

Public Service:
House of Commons, Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration - expert witness, 1994-to present
Senate of Canada, Social Affairs Committee - expert witness on immigration matters, 1994-to present
U.S. Department of Justice, Registered Lobbyist for the Government of Zambia 1998-1999
(de-nationalization of the Zambian copper industry)
Senate of Canada, August-December 1995

Lexbase, Editor-in-Chief: 1989 to present
Lexbase is a monthly publication providing current immigration policy and practice information, with annotations of Federal Court of Canada decisions in immigration and citizenship cases rendered during the previous 30 days. Lexbase is received by over 2000 Canadian immigration practitioners; Department of Citizenship and Immigration; Canada Border Services Agency; Provincial immigration authorities; Department of Justice; Immigration and Refugee Board; Office of the Auditor General of Canada; National and Regional Canadian media (television and newspapers); and senior overseas immigration personnel at Canadian Embassies.
House of Commons Standing Committee on Immigration and Citizenship: "Immigration Application Backlogs-Action Plan for Faster Immigration", October 20, 2011
Barreau du Québec: Immigration Law and the Internet 1998 (Chapter only)
Carswell Legal Publications: Quebec Immigration, 1998 (Chapter only)
Carswell Legal Publications: Decisions Rendered by the Immigration Appeal Board (1988)
Corporate Securities Regulation Review: The Quebec Business Immigration Program (1984)