Title

How Canada Barred Adoptions From Muslim Countries — And Used Shariah Law to Do It

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

10-29-2018

Source Publication

CBC News

Description

At the Pakistani orphanage where he was abandoned at birth, little Imran packed his things and said goodbye to the children who weren't so lucky.

At four years old, Imran believed he would finally have a family.

"Say goodbye to me," he said. "My mom is coming to take me to Canada."

That was two years ago. He never made it — all because of a controversial policy that's kept hopeful Canadians separated from children they had created a space for in their hearts and their homes.

But after a year-long investigation by The Fifth Estate, that may change. The federal government says it will review a decision going back to 2013 when Canada banned adoptions from Pakistan without warning.

Comments

Article is written by Shanifa Nasser with commentary by Professor Faisal Bhabha.

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