My last post asked if diversity, which is to be understood as multiculturalism, is really a strength. Coincidentally a Globe and Mail weekend poll suggests overwhelming rejection of multiculturalism. The question that was asked is "Canadian policy toward immigrants should be based on what?" The results are as follows.
Integration into the mainstream: 79%
Respect for different cultures: 21%
I assume this is an online poll so take it for what it is worth but we should consider the Globe's readership demographic before we quickly dismiss it. Besides, recalling a similar poll by the Toronto Star and the polling firm Angus Reid I have little reason to doubt the results. Both polls reinforce each other and suggest a general dissatisfaction with the immigration system and rejection of multiculturalism as a social policy. The people are speaking. It's time to reform the system.
Again, a hat tip to five feet of fury and Just Right.