The problem of abuse. Most Canadians are against the practice of granting citizenship to children of foreigners born in Canada.
In recent years, “maternity tourism” (birth tourism) has become widespread, including due to its transformation into a well-organized business. 64 percent of Canadians surveyed believe that a child born in Canada, if his parents were here as tourists or visitors, should not have Canadian citizenship. 60 percent believe that Canadian laws should be changed in such a way as to put an end to “maternity tourism”.
A survey conducted by the agency Angus Reid, showed that Canadians of a conservative orientation and older attitude are especially negative about this phenomenon.
They believe that “maternity tourism” is a serious problem for Canada. 75 percent of them advocate for the reform of immigration law to prohibit the right to citizenship of Canada by birth.
Supporters of liberals and new democrats, as well as people of younger age, do not see this phenomenon as a serious problem and do not see the need to change the laws.
55 percent of respondents believe that a child whose parents were in Canada on a work visa should receive Canadian citizenship.
With regard to student parents, 40 percent were in favor.
Accommodation: deep analysis.
Tsunami price shock. In February, the average cost of a residential building in Canada fell by more than 5 percent compared with February last year, reaching about 468 thousand dollars.
The big surprise was a sharp drop in prices in Vancouver – more than 10 percent per year. Correction of the market in Vancouver was inevitable, and now people hoping to buy their own housing in Toronto, expect a possible decline in prices in Toronto. However, from February 2018 to February 2019, the cost of average housing in Toronto increased by 2 percent. Even more rapidly housing more expensive in the near and far suburbs of Toronto. In Hamilton and Burlington, the average cost of housing increased by 2.8 percent, in Kitchener-Waterloo – by 3 percent, and in St. Catherines – by 6.1 percent. In the eyes of buyers and investors, Ontario cities as far as Toronto and London and Vinsdor look even more attractive: housing increased in price by 12 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively, which was a record for the country. These figures suggest that housing demand is spreading like a tsunami from leading megalopolises in the direction of those cities that have yet to experience a price shock.