A town hall meeting on the subject of marriage fraud, also identified as marriages of convenience, is being held today in Montréal.
This is the third in a sequence of cross-country town hall meetings on this subject being hosted by Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Minister Kenney wants to individually hear people’s stories linked to marriages of convenience and their opinions and ideas on how best to address this issue. While Canada want to keep the doors unlock for lawful spouses or partners, Canada also want to ensure the doors are not open to those who would break our laws and exploit Canadians.
To accompaniment the town hall meetings, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently launched online consultations on marriage fraud. The nationwide online questionnaire is obtainable on CIC’s website at cic.sondages-surveys.ca/s/marriage-fraud/langen, and the limit for public participation has been extended until November 10.
Information collected from side to side the town hall meetings and online consultations will assist informs upcoming actions taken by the Government of Canada to deal with marriage fraud.