Citizenship and Immigration – March 4, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Citizenship and Immigration – March 4, 2014

The committee continues its study on strengthening the protection of women in our immigration system.
On the first panel, Canada Borders Services Agency’s Lesley Soper and Geoffrey Leckey are joined by the RCMP’s Superintendent Jean Cormier to discuss their departments’ investigatory processes for marriage fraud, spousal abuse, and other immigration-related crimes.
On the last panel, the following witnesses testify on the isolation that affects newly-arrived sponsored women: South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario’s Deepa Mattoo, Policy Analyst and Lawyer Richard Kurland, and Shield of Athena Family’s Services’ Melpa Kamateros and Siran Nahabedian. (March 4, 2014)