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OTTAWA, Feb 19 (LSN) – The Canada Family Action Council has issued an action alert to pro-  family leaders warning of the federal government’s intended legal redefinition of “spouse”.  In a review of the Canadian Immigration Act, changes to the traditional definitions of the terms “spouse” and “family” are being proposed.  Recommendation # 32 states: “For the purposes of the Immigration and Citizenship Act,  “spouse” should be defined as 1) a partner through a marriage legal in the jurisdiction in which it occurred or, 2) a partner in an intimate relationship, including cohabitation of at least one year in duration, with the burden of proof resting on the applicant in either case.”  Recommendation # 34 states: “The requirements of the new Family Class should reflect the principles that 1) the definition of family is evolving over time and differs among cultural and ethnic communities