One poll can be found here.
The question asked:
In your view, has Canada's multiculturalism policy proved successful?
Of the responses 37% responded in the affirmative and 63% in the negative.
The other poll, similar in nature, can be found here.
In Canada as a whole, multiculturalism is:
Of the responses 73% consider multiculturalism "a failed policy of the past" and 27% consider multiculturalism "an indispensable part of our future".
I am cautious about polls especially online polls however I wouldn't be surprised if these figures accurately reflect the attitudes of most Canadians. In conversation I have found that many Canadians disapprove of multiculturalism and what it is doing to the Canadian society and identity. But they won't go on record to say that because they are scared into silence for fear of being called a racist when what they really are is patriotic. They prefer to foster a unique Canadian identity that is recognizable the world over. Multiculturalism doesn't do that. Multiculturalism means nothing to us if you think about it. It's only important to immigrant groups and other ethnic groups looking for official approval in their refusal to assimilate and snub Canadian identity all the while claim to be as Canadian as maple syrup, hockey and butter tarts. It is a policy that was imposed onto Canadians without discussion or consultation and is still forced fed to us today.
We are told that multiculturalism is the Canadian identity but how original is that? London is multicultural. Paris is multicultural. So is Singapore, Sydney, and New York. The United States talks about being multicultural and so does Britain and France. India is multicultural as is Belgium, Malaysia, Denmark and Switzerland to varying degrees. You see multiculturalism is not an original identity at all and it is definitely not uniquely Canadian but you wouldn't know that by reading The Toronto Star or by watching the CBC. Multiculturalism is an incoherent mish mash of this and that, bereft of focus and direction condemning those unfortunate enough to be trapped within it to cultural relativism and cultural segregation because commonalities are displaced to favour diversity and difference. This is not a national identity worthy of cultivation.
But more to the point, if these figures are accurate - and I imagine that they are - it means elite opinion harboured in Toronto newspapers and the CBC are out of touch with the rest of the country. It also means these people are not doing their jobs. Decades of multicultural propaganda and Canadians are still not sold on multicultural snake oil. I guess they need to up the ante. You know, shame Canadians more with lectures on tolerance and accommodation and how we are not tolerant and accommodating enough; increase the witch hunting efforts with more dubious accusations of racism; remind us ad nauseum that we are a "nation of immigrants" though 80% of us were born in the country; harass dissenters and critics with Human Rights Commissions replete with fines, cease and desist orders, complemented by the financial strain associated with defending one's self while the accuser suffers nothing at all. If that fails you can rely on good ol' Hate Crime laws that are so open to interpretation that the Bible classifies as hate literature. In Canada you accept multiculturalism or else!