Extradition law governs a complex, international process that involves Canadian courts, the federal government, international law, and a significant number of international treaties.

Extradition is not deportation, which is an immigration law matter. Rather, extradition is the formal procedure where a foreign government requests that the Canadian government arrest and return a person who is in Canada, who is accused, or has been convicted of a crime in the foreign country making the request.

If you are facing a provisional arrest warrant, extradition proceedings, or you are the subject of an extradition order you need knowledgeable, experienced counsel to advise you of your rights and represent you. Greg DelBigio can explain the Canadian extradition process and how it affects you. Greg DelBigio is an experienced lawyer who has considerable experience defending clients at every stage of the extradition process including representation in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal. As such, he is well equipped to quickly assess your case, identify the critical legal issues involved, and effectively protect your rights.

Greg DelBigio frequently defends clients facing extradition proceedings including representing clients in relation to:

  • Judicial interim release (bail)
  • Extradition hearings before the Supreme Court of British Columbia
  • Appeals against orders of committal
  • Submissions to the Minister of Justice
  • Judicial review of Ministerial decisions under Section 40 of the Extradition Act (including extradition orders)
  • Stays of proceedings pending appeals
Recent News
19 Nov 2012

In July 2012, Mr. DelBigio joined leading tax firm Thorsteinssons LLP as Counsel in that firm’s tax litigation group. Mr. DelBigio will be offering clients his significant expertise in cases involving tax evasion, search and seizure and constitutional defences. Mr. DelBigio will continue to service ongoing clients and offer criminal defence services for other criminal.

17 Jun 2010

As recently reported by the Canadian Bar Association, the Air India Inquiry final report, released on June 17, made a number of recommendations that were consistent with proposals made by the CBA in its intervention at the Inquiry. The report singled out the CBA’s submissions on the relationship between intelligence and evidence and the challenges.

2 May 2010

“Court can order lawyers to work for free,”* April 9, 2010, Lawyers Weekly. View the article. In this case a criminal defence lawyer (Cunningham) was employed by Yukon Legal Aid to represent an accused charged with sexual offences against a young child. The accused failed to update his financial information as required by Legal Aid.