New population projections for Canada paint a picture of growing diversity, in all parts of the country.
Nearly half of the population will likely be immigrants or children of immigrants by 2036 if current immigration levels continue, a Statistics Canada study estimates, up from 38.2 per cent in 2011...
Newcomers have accounted for a growing share of Canada’s population since the 1990s, amid steady immigration levels, increasing numbers of deaths and low fertility rates. In the coming years, analysts predict that the only growth in the country’s labour force will be from immigration.
Statscan crunched the numbers using scenarios for immigration levels that ranged from low to high. All scenarios showed that the share of immigrants is set to grow – in all provinces and territories – in the coming decades.
[Immigrants will comprise growing share of Canada’s population by 2036: Statscan, by Tavia Grant, The Globe and Mail, January 25, 2017]
Of course, Canada's history has been defined by the highly dysfunctional relationship between the English and French population. Now, in this country of two nations crippled by diversity, we are going to add millions of Asians, Africans, and Arabs. What could go wrong?
Naturally, those invaders who have already established themselves see the real threat as actual Canadians reacting to the deconstruction of their European country.
Yasmeen Abu-Laban, a political-science professor at the University of Alberta who studies migration and multiculturalism, said that the Statscan projections were in line with Canadian demographic trends dating back to the late 1960s.
“This is just Canada being more Canada,” she said. “With the Brexit discussion in Britain, there was a real backlash against immigration. And we haven’t seen anything like that in Canada.”
Still, Dr. Abu-Laban warned against becoming complacent, noting that the wave of xenophobia that was washed over the United States and much of Europe came suddenly.
“I worry about those trends because I think no one is immune to them,” she said.
Why is "Yasmeen Abu-Laban" in any position to tell the descendants of those who fought at the Plains of Abraham what their nation will or will not be? Why shouldn't Canada remain a European nation?
If present trends continue Canada, like Ireland, will be another one of those European nations so caught in intra-European national rivalries that it destroyed itself by attempting to use Third Worlders as pawns in local conflicts. The loss of this beautiful country as part of the West would be a great tragedy.Perhaps President Trump will need to build two walls.