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The Senate has approved a bill that would remove mention of "barbaric cultural practices" from a law that outlaws forced marriage.

Liberal Sen. Mobina Jaffer introduced the bill in December 2015, shortly after the Liberals won the federal election and less than six months after the previous Conservative government passed the so-called "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" into law.

In a speech introducing her bill — which does nothing more than remove the title of that law — Jaffer said the use of the term "barbaric" is "insulting to cultures in Canada."

"Can we reasonably call terrorists barbaric? Yes. Are certain acts against humanity barbaric? Yes. Would any reasonable person agree with these points? Yes. Do I agree with these points? Yes," she said at the time.


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