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|Vote To End Canada's 'birth Tourism' by Oyeleye2011(m): 3:49pm On Aug 27|
Conservatives voted Saturday at the party’s convention in Halifax to end a birthright citizenship policy that gives citizenship to babies born in Canada even if their parents aren’t Canadian citizens.
British Columbia MP Alice Wong spoke in favour of the motion at the convention, saying that Canada should “fight for our own babies” to a crowd of 3,000 in Halifax. Wong asserted that “passport babies” take away resources from Canada’s system.
Others spoke against the motion, such as Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai, who said the issue is a “fundamental question of equality.”
“Any person who is born in Canada, by law, is entitled to be a Canadian,” Obhrai told delegates at the convention.
“We cannot choose who is going to be a Canadian and who is not going to be a Canadian.”
The vote was a close one, going to an electronic tally, but passed eventually with a near margin.
The non-binding resolution amends the party’s policy book to reflect the new stance
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer released a statement Sunday showing support to the vote.
“Ending birth tourism will be among the objectives of our policy,” the statement read. “Conservatives recognize there are many Canadians who have been born in Canada by parents who have come here to stay and have contributed greatly to our country. I will not end the core policy that facilitates this. Unlike Justin Trudeau, I will safeguard it against abuse.”
|Re: Vote To End Canada's 'birth Tourism' by eluquenson(m): 7:40pm On Aug 27|
|Re: Vote To End Canada's 'birth Tourism' by lonlytroy(m): 10:02pm On Aug 27|
Yes; stay back in your country and repair it, we don't want you here.
|Re: Vote To End Canada's 'birth Tourism' by Horus(m): 9:21am On Nov 01|
Canada end birthright citizenship and 'birth Tourism'
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