The court needs to decide on the residency requirement, not this particular divorce. It is an issue if people come to this country for no other reason than to get married, so it should be sorted out once and for all.
Why is it an issue if people do that? Seems like a great thing to me... hell youre allowed to come here for any reason you want or no reason at all. I imagine these people spend a fair ammount of money while they are here. Ditch the residency requirement.
I wonder if Peter Mckay had to live in mexico for a year to get married there? Blending your marriage with a vacation seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do. We should make make Canada a marriage destination! The marriage itself, just requires a little paperwork... you can charge a fee so Canadian citizens arent burdened. Sames goes with uncontested, and joint divorces. Just a little paperwork and fee. The government could even set the fees high enough to make a few bucks.
The only real issue would be contested divorces because they can involve some courtroom time, and thats expensive.
Edited by dre, 13 January 2012 - 01:15 PM.