A look at the report tells us that nothing is new under the sun. This is from the Toronto Sun.
According to a population growth report released Tuesday, Statistics Canada says by 2031 between 25% and 28% of Canada’s population could be foreign-born (up from 20% in 2006) and between 29% and 32% of the population will be visible minorities, which would almost double the proportion reported in the 2006 census.
But those changes will mostly be seen in Canada’s three largest metropolitan areas — Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal — where more than 71% of all visible minority people in Canada will live in 2031.
In fact, Statistics Canada estimates 96% of all Canadians from a visible minority group will live in cities by then.
This is nothing new. Canada's visible minority population is already overwhelming clustered in Canada's major urban centers and not surprisingly this will be more profound in the future. Reading the article further:
“Even including places like St. John, Sudbury, Quebec City, and Moncton, it (the population of visible minorities) is doubling, but only from 2% to 5%.”
By 2031, visible minorities will make up 63% of the population in the Toronto census area (up from 43% in 2006) and 59% of Vancouver’s (up from 42%).
I caught the CBC report on this and according to the gentleman interviewed a city like Barrie, which is considered a bedroom community of Toronto, will only have a "vis-min" population of about 11% in 2031. In other words Canada's major urban centers will becoming increasingly "vis-min" majority while the rest of the country remains mostly white in character just like it is today so nothing new to report there. To repeat, 71% of Canada's visible minority population will live in either Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal and 96% of Canada's visible minority population will reside in a Canadian city. This will bring a whole new angle to the rural/urban divide.
The more significant figure is the one that predicts that of "those born in Canada, 47% will be second-generation Canadians who would belong to a visible minority, whereas in 2006, it was 24%." What this means is that Canada is on track to making the current white majority population into a racial minority due to Canadian born births alone.
It is interesting to note how quickly this social transformation occurred. Canada has four centuries of history to boast of starting at the time of the first European landings. Yet, within one generation, one lifetime, the racial character of the nation can be radically altered. This demographic shift that a mismanaged mass immigration system is imposing on Canada is not an inevitable outcome brought about by natural and unselfish devices nor by popular will. It is because of politics, indeed that is its heritage.
Canada's immigration system of the last twenty years is a dramatic departure from that which proceeded it. It was born in 1990 as a desperate attempt by a political party being run into the ground by a very inept man of questionable repute (and yes, I do speak of Brian Mulroney and the now defunct Progressive Conservative party). It was for votes, ethnic votes in urban ridings to be precise, and noting more. Prior to it Canada had a "tap on, tap off" approach that attracted little commentary, allowing roughly 80,000 or so immigrants a year. It was the Mulroney Progressive Conservatives who increased the number to 250,000+ with the very explicit goal of attracting immigrant votes in urban ridings. This was coupled with relaxed immigration laws and citizenship standards to quickly turn immigrants into voting citizens. The ploy failed, the party was wiped out to just two seats in the House of Commons and the party of Sir John A. MacDonald became extinct.
The Progressive Conservative party is gone yet the immigration mess they beset on the nation lingers on like a bad taste in one's mouth. The triumphant Chretien Liberals did not reverse the mistakes of the PC party and return Canada to the "tap on, tap off" approach the Trudeau Liberals adopted because the Liberal party benefited most from immigrant and ethnic block votes. Thus, immigrant clustering in urban centers continued unabated and at a greater pace making the the urban ethnic block vote of even greater importance.
So to blame the Liberal party of Canada for Canada's mess of an immigration system and its consequences is unjustified. It was a Conservative government that set things in motion and a Conservative government today that refuses to address the issue even in a recessionary period where Canadian jobs and livelihoods are at stake. So beholden are Canada's political parties to urban immigrant and ethnic block votes that none of them are willing to discuss the issue and admit that Canada has been accepting too many immigrants for too long with the explicit purpose of importing votes. Instead we are distracted with nonsensical rhetoric dreamed up in public relations firms about an aging population and pensions and "being prepared for a recovery", all excuses easily debunked with further investigation. However these distractions are necessary to scare an increasingly weary public to accept an immigration system and its outcomes that they otherwise find themselves at odds with.
That is its legacy and an inglorious one it is. Canada must endure a radical social transformation all for the sake of an MPs pension plan.
In any event it is lazy and cowardly not to discuss what the StatsCan population growth means for the nation and for social harmony. How sure can we be that there will be any? What will prevent an Asian dominated British Columbia from becoming a Quebec of the west coast let alone be more loyal to Canada and not to China? Will the flames of the Quebec sovereignty movement be reignited and fanned once again? Will a "red neck" Alberta (a racist slam as any other) also seek secession? What will a South Asian dominated southern Ontario have in common with the rest of the nation?
Also, how can Canada effectively maintain a foreign policy with a highly balkanized population? How can a uniquely Canadian identity survive under a multicultural umbrella where other cultures of foreign origin and character claim Canadian recognition when our common sense tells they are not of Canadian development? And how will Canadian history be remembered when the faces of the vast majority of immigrants and their Canadian born children are not reflected in the national foundational stories, being footnotes at best?
These are some concerns. I'm sure there are others. We have to ask ourselves if this is the road Canadians want their country to travel down. I don't and I suspect a majority of Canadians are with me on that. If you wish to dismiss my objection as racist then ask yourself how does it feel to be a racial minority? If you have no problem with it then you will have no problem with keeping Canada majority white. If you do have a problem with being a racial minority then you should be able empathize with Canadians who oppose the StatsCan projection. If you cannot relate then that is probably because you are of the racial majority and all the more reason why you should ask yourself the question I proposed.
What is clear is that Canada's population will grow but at the expense of the host white majority. Indeed, Canada's European national character is being diminished and eventually it will be replaced, sacrificed for an MPs pension. This is already happening in Canada's urban centers. There's nothing to stop from engulfing the nation as a whole. Is this a good thing, a bad thing, or a desired thing is debatable and we need need discuss it openly and nationally. I argue that Canada will become a more racist place the more racially diverse it becomes. We already see instances of that happening. I argue that in Canada it is best to maintain the racial majority balance for the sake of minority rights and to maintain overall social stability. If the StatsCan projection comes to pass, and I fear it will, I see unsettled waters ahead.
Whites are already a minority on a global scale. They only happen to be the majority in a few nation states. I don't see what can be accomplished by making them a minority everywhere in the world.