Here is a copy of the fairness letter that was provided to me as part of my communications with CIC. While I was not surprised by its receipt, to be honest, it was still a serious hit and I was quite upset for many days after receiving it.
Fortunately, I’d done my homework. Back in January 2011 I met with Michael Battista of Jordan Battista LLP. In 2009 he obtained a favourable ruling on behalf of Ricardo Companioni (see Companioni v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, 2009 FC 1315). I engaged Mr. Battista’s services in April 2011.