What is the meaning of the "reasonable grounds to believe" language?

Canada (Federal), Canada

The following excerpt is from Nguesso v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2015 FC 879 (CanLII):

Read in isolation, the “reasonable grounds to believe” language connotes the “reasonable and probable grounds” standard. See Baron v. Canada, 1993 CanLII 154 (SCC), [1993] 1 S.C.R. 416, at p. 447. But one cannot stop reading there, because the concept of being “at risk” inherently builds in the concept of possibility. See, e.g., the Oxford English Dictionary (online), sub verbo “risk” (“the possibility of loss, injury, or other adverse or unwelcome circumstance; a chance or situation involving such a possibility” (emphasis added)).

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