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Foreign spouses face tighter rules in Canada

posted Apr 20, 2012, 7:25 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 7:26 PM ]
Rules applauded by Canadian arm of mail-order bride company, critics see danger for women
CBC News Posted: Mar 19, 2012 5:13 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 19, 2012 7:59 PM ET

If a foreign spouse's marriage in Canada does not last two years, he or she could be deported, according to a proposed new federal rule.

The Conservatives believe a two-year probationary period for foreign spouses would prevent men and women from getting away with immigration fraud by marrying Canadians just to get into the country.

A Canadian spokesman for Volga Girl, a North American mail-order bride company, cheered the new regulations, saying he knows some people have used the system to side-step the Canadian immigration process.

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