Canadian immigration officials to rule on return for disgraced media tycoon
Former owner of the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper, Conrad Black, is due to be released from jail on Friday, but he still does not know whether he will be allowed to return to his native Canada.
The decision could lie with the highest authority in the country, its Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Jason Kenney.
That was the clear message sent out by the country's Supreme Court, which recently announced that Lord Black could not expect to automatically be allowed back into the country.
The Toronto Globe and Mail reported that Lord Black was convicted of fraud in 2007, and at the time, a Canadian government official insisted the former media mogul would not be given any preferential treatment on his release.
He also told the same newspaper last year that he intended to return to Canada when he was released, adding that he would only look to secure permanent citizenship "as long as there isn't going to be controversy" over his application.
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