It is a crime to marry a Canadian citizen or permanent resident only to gain entry into Canada. The explains Canada’s rules for getting a civil divorce to end a civil marriage.
In Canada, only a court can give you a civil divorce.
Supporters of inter-marriage maintain it’s time to transcend old ethnic, cultural and religious barriers.
It is illegal to force anyone into marriage in Canada.Women who are pressured into marriage should contact public authorities, such as the police, who will protect them.Across Canada, there are laws that prohibit cruelty toward animals. You may be fined or jailed if you neglect or hurt an animal. That’s one reason inter-marriage is a key hope of tolerant, open-minded North Americans.
Either husband or wife may apply for a divorce but you must prove to the court that your marriage has broken down and that you have arranged for the support of any children.
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