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Policy: Canada and Convention

policy: Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer and his wife Jill head through the crowd at the party's national policy convention in Halifax on Aug. 24, 2018, according to Toronto Star. Scheer says ending birth tourism' is an objective of a controversial policy passed by Conservative delegates at the biennial convention. Tories who attended the biennial convention in Halifax passed a new party policy, which is non-binding, that calls for the government to enact legislation to end birthright citizenship in Canada unless one of the parents of the child born in Canada is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS Critics on social media accused the Conservatives of supporting a policy that could lead to stateless children, prompting Scheer to issue a statement late Sunday saying that while the policy did not specifically target ending birth tourism, ending birth tourism will be among the objectives of our policy. I will not end the core policy that facilitates this. Scheer said Conservatives recognize that there are many Canadians who have been born in Canada by parents who have come here to stay and who have contributed greatly. ( As reported in the news.