Citizenship and Immigration – May 26, 2014

In Committee from the House of Commons

Citizenship and Immigration – May 26, 2014

The committee resumes its study on strengthening the protection of women in the Canadian immigration system. Appearing at the committee are Makai Aref, president of the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal, and her colleague Patmeena Sabit; Shahin Mehdizadeh (as an individual), superintendent of the Manitoba “D” Division of the RCMP; and Raheel Raza, president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow. The witnesses discuss the issue of dependency and isolation facing sponsored-spouses, the importance of cross cultural sensitivity training for police, and the problems of forced marriages. (May 26, 2014)