In Committee from the House of Commons - Citizenship and Immigration - March 31, 2015
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander defends the government’s Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. Bill S-7 would make polygamy a new ground for refusing entry or the right to stay in Canada, establish 16 to be the national minimum age of marriage, limit the use of provocation as a defence in so-called honour killings, and create new measures to crack down on forced and underage marriages.
MPs also hear from senior Justice Canada officials Gillian Blackell, Joanne Klineberg and Lisa Hitch, as well as Maureen Tsai from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
(March 31, 2015)