From this source:
Federal immigration officials say there’s little they can do to stop “child brides” from being sponsored into Canada by much older husbands who wed them in arranged marriages abroad.
Top immigration officials in Canada and Pakistan say all they can do is reject the sponsorships of husbands trying to bring their child-brides to Canada. The men have to reapply when the bride turns 16.
The marriages are permitted under Sharia Law.
Muslim men, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, return to their homeland to wed a “child bride” in an arranged marriage in which a dowry is given to the girl’s parents.
Officials said some of the brides can be 14 years old or younger and many are forced to marry. The practice occurs in a host of countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Lebanon.
In classified documents, Canadian visa officer Steve Bulmer said he refused to allow one Pakistani man to sponsor his 15-year-old bride in August 2009.
"I can find no section (of law) that states the marriage is 'invalid' or 'void,'" Bulmer wrote in e-mails obtained by lawyer Richard Kurland under Access of Information. “I am afraid the age does not invalidate the marriage even if it is illegal to marry.”
Abdul Hameed, of the Canadian embassy in Islamabad, said child marriages are not valid in Canada.
I can tell you how to stop this practice from occurring in Canada:
BAN MUSLIM IMMIGRATION. REVOKE THE CITIZENSHIP OF MUSLIMS THAT MARRY CHILDREN ABROAD (OR IN COUNTRY) AND BAR THEM FROM RE-ENTERING THE COUNTRY.
It's that simple.
Can anyone explain to me how, if it is illegal to marry a child in Canada, they cannot consider a foreign marriage of a child invalid?
And what chance does a sixteen-year-old girl have against an old man, say, 40-50 once her 'husband' re-applies for her to immigrate? Does Canada think she'll simply be able to ask for a divorce once she gets here if the old pedophile rapes and beats her?
Shame on Canada for condoning this abuse.