Journal of Law and Social Policy


Ronald Shacter



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English Abstract

The following article is a case comment on Attorney General of Canada v. Patrick Francis Ward, a recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal. A summary of the facts and issues involved will be provided, followed by an analysis of the majority and dissenting judgments. Particular emphasis will be directed toward the definition of Convention refugee and how the majority decision has dealt with it. This will be contrasted with previous doctrine and jurisprudence. Finally certain problematic aspects of both the majority and dissenting judgments will be examined as well as the possible implications of this case for future refugee claimants in Canada.