Although many sources have claimed that Black will be granted a one-year temporary residence permit in Canada, officials, notably Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, have refused to comment.
According to the BBC, "Black was sentenced to 78 months in jail in 2007 for defrauding shareholders in media holding company Hollinger of $6.1m (£3.8m) but freed in 2010 after the US Supreme Court court found an anti-corruption law unconstitutional. Last June, a US district judge resentenced Black to 42 months in prison for fraud and obstruction. But he is now serving 13 months because of time already served. Black once controlled a media empire that included the Daily Telegraph in the UK, the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers in the US and Canada."
With the time that Black was free from prison he has only served a small fraction of his sentence.
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