Citizenship and Immigration – April 9, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Citizenship and Immigration – April 9, 2014

During the first part of the meeting, lawyers, Kathryn Marshall and Elizabeth Long and professor Audrey Macklin discuss spousal sponsorship, marriage fraud and domestic violence in Canada and how the policies in place compare to those in other countries.

During the second segment of the hearing, Poran Poregbal of the Greater Vancouver Counselling and Education Society for Families, Laila Fakhri from Herizon House Women’s Shelter and Adeena Niazi of the Afghan Women’s Organization talk about their respective organizations as well as the various types of abuse that some immigrant women face when they arrive in Canada. (April 9, 2014)