Despite all the infighting and petty censorship that took place at this week's conservative party convention in Halifax, they did get one thing right when they made opposing birthright citizenship official party policy.
Birthright citizenship means that any child born on Canadian soil is instantly a citizen with the ability to sponsor their entire family, allowing them to jump the queue ahead of other immigrants waiting their turn to come into the country the right way.
Canada and the US are the only two countries in the developed world who still allow birthright citizenship. And birth tourism is causing huge problems in Richmond, British Columbia.
Between 2010 and 2014, approximately, 18 babies per year were born in that hospital to non-resident mothers. The number began to skyrocket in 2015 and now this year nearly 500 so-called anchor babies were born in that hospital alone, accounting for one quarter of all births in the maternity ward.
Taxpayers are often left paying the tab for these babies born of primarily Chinese nationals. To address this problem the Conservatives have enacted new policy to lean heavily on the Liberal government to change the law.
True to form, the progressive left — Liberals and NDP alike — have denounced this policy as hateful, divisive and even racist.
That should come as a shock to Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido who has himself called birthright citizenship unfair and abusive to both our immigration and health care system.
And the Conservative MP who sponsored the policy change, Richmond Centre Conservative MP Alice Wong. Born in Hong Kong, she’ll be stunned to find out that she's some sort of anti-Chinese xenophobe.