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Ottawa to target ‘marriages of convenience’

posted Nov 10, 2011, 8:21 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Nov 13, 2011, 8:07 PM ]
Published On Sun Nov 06 2011 Raveena Aulakh Staff Reporter Toronto Star

In a crackdown on fraudulent marriages, the Canadian government is proposing a period of conditional permanent residence requiring a sponsored spouse stay in a “bona fide” relationship with their sponsor, possibly for two or more years.

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