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Honour killings, marriage fraud new topics in revamped immigration guide
The federal government has unveiled a revamped guide to help immigrants settle in Canada -- a document that, for the first time, informs newcomers about practices that "will not be tolerated in Canada," including female genital mutilation, honour crimes and marriage fraud.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney unveiled the overhauled Welcome to Canada guide at a news conference in Vancouver Tuesday.
The revamped guide is now twice as long as previous versions at 146 pages. While it includes basic practical information, such as how to obtain a health card or driver's license, access language classes or open a bank account, it also states that "for example, female genital mutilation and so-called honour-based crimes are barbaric and will not be tolerated in Canada," Kenney said.
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