Compare and contrast: Foreign interference edition

Unacceptable foreign interference: Canadian environmental groups applying for grants from U.S. based charitable foundations.

Acceptable foreign interference: Canadian law rendered invalid by laws of other countries*.

The reversal of federal policy is revealed in a document filed in a Toronto test case launched recently by a lesbian couple seeking a divorce. Wed in Toronto in 2005, the couple have been told they cannot divorce because they were never really married – a Department of Justice lawyer says their marriage is not legal in Canada since they could not have lawfully wed in Florida or England, where the two partners reside.

* As someone on Twitter pointed out, other countries have all sorts of laws that I suppose we must now force foreign nationals residing in or visiting Canada to abide by. For example, forbidding conversion from Islam to Christianity.

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