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Statistics Canada: Babies and English Canada

statistics canada: The data shows the steady growth in the number of babies born in hospitals to women who are residents of other countries, by absolute numbers and percentage, for all provinces except Quebec, Griffith wrote in an article in Policy Options, published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy, according to Vancouver Courier. These births total just over one per cent of all live births in English Canada. Using numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information CIHI which captures billing information directly from hospitals, researcher Andrew Griffith found over 3,200 babies were born here to women who weren't Canadian residents in 2016 compared with the 313 babies recorded by Statistics Canada.article continues below Trending Stories'Bella Dolls' sex doll brothel has opened in Vancouver Vancouver can't get enough of otter on the loose in Chinatown garden Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C.VPD officer assaulted during routine traffic stop on Granville Strip VIDEO The finding suggests not only that the numbers are higher than previously reported, but that it's a growing trend, Griffith says. A petition tabled recently in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido calls on Canada to take stronger measures to end birth tourism, saying it abuses Canada's social-welfare system. While these statistics indicate that this is not a widespread practice, the government of Canada recognizes the need to better understand the extent of this practice as well as its impacts, Hussen said in his response, tabled in Parliament. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen responded by saying his department has commissioned research to get a better picture of the scope of the issue in Canada. ( As reported in the news.