find a way to get around the proposed new rules and will the Canadian government turn a blind eye to those maneuvers? We know for a certainty that the government has been knowingly allocating citizenship to Muslims who have migrated here on those "investment" schemes. Deposit that certain lumpsum for a certain number of years into the government's coffers and voila ... you and your numerous wives become instant citizens and who gives a damn what kind of a hellhole Canada falls into, eh?
Let's hope the Harper govt. does not back down and give in to the screams and whines from their pals in the Middle East. Canada should come first, not the cavemen Arabic countries.
The vid below is from about 3 years ago.
via BramptonGuardian ... Mike Blanchfield writing at The Canadian Press
Feds prep for backlash against new rules
The Harper government is bracing for international backlash to its proposed new law that would ban people in polygamous and forced marriages from immigrating to Canada, The Canadian Press has learned.
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced the legislation Wednesday, calling such practices "incompatible with Canadian values."
The Conservative government promised in its 2013 throne speech to take steps on forced marriages and so-called honour killings.
If it becomes law, the bill would eliminate early and forced marriages from Canada's immigration system and the country as a whole, said Alexander. The measures would not include arranged marriages.
There are "at least hundreds" of cases of immigrants in polygamous marriages in Canada, the minister added.
The bill responds to cases in which Afghan men in Canada were accused of killing female relatives. Alexander said provisions in the bill will do away with the ability of perpetrators in such cases to use provocation or cultural differences as a mitigating factor.
But the "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" might not go over so well in some Arab and African countries, suggests an internal government briefing note, obtained by The Canadian Press.
The memorandum dated Oct. 27 and stamped "Secret," notes that polygamy remains legal in dozens of countries.
"This new admissibility provision related to polygamy, even with the availability of tools to mitigate impact, will certainly create bilateral irritants since polygamy is recognized under civil law in 50 countries (e.g. United Arab Emirates) and under customary law in 12 countries (e.g. South Africa)," said the document.
"This could also lead to reciprocity-related decisions by partner countries.".........