Worth the wait

Canada's History - - THE PACKET -

Charlotte Gray’s piece on Mary Two-Axe Ear­ley [“Great Women,” Fe­bru­ary-March 2016] brought to mind the fact that sex­ist gov­ern­ment poli­cies ex­isted for non-Abo­rig­i­nal Cana­di­ans as well. When I ar­rived in Canada in 1967 to marry a Canadian woman, I had to wait five years be­fore I could ap­ply for ci­ti­zen­ship. Women who mar­ried Canadian men could do so af­ter one year. For­tu­nately, this dis­crim­i­na­tory pol­icy no longer ex­ists. Manuel Buch­wald


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