I do not have time to fully digest the Ovalle mandamus decision recently decided by Justice Russell, but for anyone who is a refugee PR this is a very significant case. A lot of the issues related to CIC's relatively recent purge of refugees considered to no longer be in need of protection, including those who are in the process of applying for Canadian citizenship, are addressed in this decision. In theory, the policy makes sense. In practice, however, it tends to be draconian and harsh. My sense is that Justice Russell is very concerned about the actual impact this policy has on people's lives. There is another recent and significant case regarding cessation of protected person status and loss of PR status as well, but I do not have the link handy. This is a busy area of law right now. The impact is huge for those involved. Anyone who is a refugee with PR status should be aware of the policy to terminate protected person status and thereby terminate PR status for those who either travel to their home country or who obtain a Travel Document from their home country, and especially anyone who does both.