(David Menzies sits in for Ezra Levant...)
One of the more laudable and logical initiatives to come out to the Conservative Party convention in Halifax recently was leader Andrew Scheer stating so-called “birth tourism” should come to an end.
As it stands, with very few exceptions, a baby born in Canada is automatically granted citizenship. Such a policy is an anomaly in most of the developed world. Great Britain changed its rules back in 1983 because the system was being gamed — just like it is in Canada.
In Richmond, BC alone, in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, there were 379 births to mostly Chinese foreign nationals at a single hospital. In the first half of fiscal 2017-2018, foreign nationals accounted for almost 20 per cent of all births there.
And it’s costing Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars per year.
But tonight I'll show you the reaction Mr. Scheer’s proposal has received.
Certainly the Justin Trudeau Liberals have absolutely no political will to change the status quo. In media reports, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen's office noted that the so-called “birth on soil” principle has been enshrined in Canada’s citizenship legislation since 1947.
So... for the first 80 years of Canada’s existence, we didn’t have such a birth on soil citizenship policy. Perhaps post-World War Two there was some motivation to boost the nation’s populace this way given the number of Canadians who died in the war. But that’s certainly not the reality today.
Instead, the Trudeau Liberals are now developing a “national anti-racism strategy” Hey, it’s only going to cost $23 million over two years!
But it does seem kinda odd, doesn’t it, that if Canada was such a boiling pot of racism and bigotry and Islamophobia then why are so many people from so many other countries flocking here in the first place?
NEXT: Superstar musician Drake has helped put his hometown of Toronto on the map around the world. Unfortunately, he got some negative publicity when the Vancouver Sun ran a photo of him wearing a Hell's Angels shirt.
Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington says he's trying to gain "street cred" in the world of gansgta rap, and points out wryly that the Angels aren't exactly known for their "diversity." What do the Raptor's think? What about Toronto's mayor, who gave Drake the key to the city...?
FINALLY: Your messages to me, about my recent report that the Canadian Armed Forces don't even test the new equipment they buy for our troops (with your money...)