A few key points that have just come out of the 2011 Census:
- Between 2006 and 2011, Canada had the fastest population growth of any other G8 country. That's a rate of 5.9%
- The Canadian birthrate is only 1.6 children per couple. So it doesn't take a PhD to explain that immigration is what's keeping this country afloat.
- 7 out of 10 Canadians live in CMAs (Census Metropolitan Areas). I just like to call them cities.
- That's a total of 23 million plus people out of the 33,476,688 total population that can call themselves urban dwellers
- Oh, and we now live in a post-Multicultural society. Why? Because outside of language spoken at home, with this short-form Census, we no longer keep tabs on Canada's racial/multicultural makeup.
So can you really argue you are a part of a marginalized and Visible Minority group, worthy of equitable and favourable "affirmative action", if you have to go back to 2006 for any concrete evidence? I mean, I didn't personally know the 783,795 Black people that lived in Canada in 2006 who made up about 2.5% of the population, or the 30,435 Barbadians, so who am I to know if they all got on a boat last year and went back-to-Africa? Or better yet, what if in 2009 about 5 million Nigerians sneaked through the unprotected Arctic and decided to settle in Nunavut? Or the 10,066,290 Canadian-Canadians (I reckon they must be White folks), decided to say to hell with all these coloured folks, we're going to go colonize Antarctica or Pluto?
We will never know.