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Friday, July 7, 2017

Two bands, including Venezuelan headliners, can’t enter Canada for London’s Sunfest


“I’m not surprised with respect to the Venezuelan band,” said Glenn Matthews, a London immigration lawyer and founder of Matthews-Global Immigration Law. “My guess is that . . . one, some or all (members) have been affected by their deteriorating country conditions and our government’s realization that if you issue a visitor visa to a Venezuelan, they’re not likely going to leave Canada at the end of their stay.” Venezuela has endured recent strife as a shrinking economy, food shortages and skyrocketing inflation have caused widespread civil unrest and instability. Matthews said performing artists with limited engagements are exempt from work permits, but must hold valid visitor visas and electronic travel authorizations (ETA). More…

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