Report on the Practice of Forced Marriage in Canada: Interviews with Frontline Workers
Exploratory Research Conducted in Montreal and Toronto in 2008

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Prepared by: Naïma Bendriss

Presented to: Family, Children and Youth Section, Department of Justice Canada

November 2008

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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada,
represented by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 2009

This study was done with the collaboration of Rights and Democracy and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and in particular, Ritu Choksi, researcher, who conducted the interviews in Toronto. We would like to sincerely thank all the respondents who took part in this study and who made it possible.

Naïma Bendriss is an associate-researcher with the Research Chair on Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (CRIEC at the University of Québec in Montréal.