It depends on your MP's office and the person handling your case. MP' office has the ability to directly get in touch with IRCC officers and understand the situation (not in whole) but atleast more than what we/lawyers can get from call center agents or GCMS notes.Hi,
Yesterday, I had an appointment with the assistant of my MP, not sure if it will help my case... She told me that she will contact CIC and come back to me within 2 weeks.
Almost 13 months post-AOR. Currently under BOWP until July 29th 2019..
What I mean by it depends is that there are people in the MP's office who would make an official inquiry for the sake of making one and what ever the officer says would update the applicant regarding that.
And there are these genuinely good heart people who would call the visa officer and understand the reasoning behind the delay, follow up constantly with them and fight for you till you get a decision.
So really it depends on who you talk to in the MP's office and how you convey your message to them.
I my case I went to the MP when my 6 months were completed and the person there called IRCC and told me that it is under processing. After I completed a year the same person, remembered me and my application and took it onto themselves to enquire IRCC on my behalf without me asking for it and has ever since been giving me updates every 3 weeks or so.
I hope you find what you are looking for. Do not give up. Fight for your right!