Diplomatic row with China not impacting birth tourism

Delta Optimist

While a broiling diplomatic row between China and Canada is ruffling commodities trading, it has yet to have an impact on birth tourism in B.C.

The prevalence of births from foreign, non-resident mothers in B.C. hospitals this year is holding steady from last year’s record pace, according to new data provided to Glacier Media by local health authorities. …

City of Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie publicly stated during the civic election period last November he opposes the practice.

The city has had no correspondence with senior levels of government on the matter between Jan.1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018, based on a freedom of information request filed by Glacier Media earlier this year.

The city has maintained that it can enforce accommodation-related bylaws and business licensing.