Several blog entriesÂ about the gruesome decapitation on the Canadian bus have already been posted, more will likely follow.
I`d just like to point out that the murderer, Vince Weiguang Li, already bears Canada`s most common surname.
That`s right. The most common Canadian surname in Canada is no longer Smith, nor is it Johnson, nor Brown
, nor even a French surname
such as Gagnon or Tremblay.
As I pointed out in my recent surnames article
the most common surname in Canada is now Li.
That was discovered in a 2006 survey of telephone directories. (See "Common Surnames"
, CBC News, July 26th, 2007)
As for Smith, it`s now the second most common surname in Canada, while the third most common is Lam. In Vancouver, Smith has fallen to #8 and Wong is #1. In Calgary and Edmonton, however, Smith is still #1.