Talk:Ethnic origins of people in Canada

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I didnt know canadian was an ethnicity?[edit]

L O L —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:50, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Hyphenated Canadian[edit]

I think that it is innappropriate to have each ethnicity suffixed with -Canadian. This list is supposed to represent the ancestry of Canadians. Many Canadians' ancestors did not live in Canada, thus the "-Canadian" doesn't make sense. I suggest we just leave each ethnicity as it is described on the StatsCan website, but then link them to the "-Canadian" article if it exists. --Lesouris 21:44, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

We want to encourage people to create articles on each ethnic group, so keeping the red links is important. I also think keeping the '-Canadian' visible is useful because it shows the readers that there is a specific article on English-Canadians, and we are not just pointing to the general page on the English. - SimonP 22:27, August 7, 2005 (UTC)

Major error in table[edit]

  • This article states the number of "Only Canadian" as 11,682,680. However look here. Notice that "4,934,545" are "multiple" respondents, meaning they choice another origin. They are listed in this table as "Only Canadian", but there are just 6,748,135 people who were "only Canadian". This article also uses arbitrary/innancurate use of hyphenated Canadian. StatCan did not capture who combined which origin, with which other origin. In other words, there's no seperate count for "French-Canadian" or "English-Canadian". French Canadians were counted as "French", and "Canadian", but not in a combined group of "French-Canadian". --rob 22:17, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
  • I noticed the "Only Canadian" number was originally correct, but than changed. I would have done a revert, but there is another error. StatCan didn't capture who was "(group)-Canadian". That is it counted "(group)-Canadian" as "(group)", and Canadian, but kept no count of "(group)-Canadian". The easiest thing would be to re-make the entire data table from original source. --rob 22:27, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
I edited the article, and re-copied the data into it. I removed the hyphenated Canadians, because it's not information gathered. For example, if a Chinese citizen comes to Canada to attend a school, but doesn't become a citizen, or wish to be, or think they are, they are still given the census, will probably answer "Chinese" as their ancestory. --rob 01:02, 12 August 2005 (UTC)
I still feel the hyphenated links are useful. The Chinese Canadian article covers all Chinese people in Canada, whether citizens or temporary residents. - SimonP 01:14, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
I will be willing to support the hyphenated *links*, but please don't display "--Canadian" next to the numbers, as that is false information. But, I would be fine with somebody clicking on "Irish", and going to "Irish-Canadian". --rob 01:16, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

I extended the table to cover the smaller origins. I kept any valid links to all "(group)-Canadian" articles. But, I do not display the "-Canadian", since it's misleading. --rob 05:03, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

That is a fair compromise. - SimonP 12:30, August 12, 2005 (UTC)
  • It also lists "Black Canadian" twice.

2006 census results released[edit]

The results from the latest census have been released by Statcan:

Ethnocultural portrait of Canada

The most notable difference to me from the 2001 census was the large drop in single responses for the so-called "Canadian", down 1 million from 6.7m to 5.7m. Epf (talk) 01:30, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Map color code[edit]

I'm not really surprised on the largest ethnic plurality in Toronto (or to the west of the city) is East Indian or South Asian. Toronto has a large Indian-Canadian community and not long ago there, a large demonstration of local Sri Lankans (perhaps the largest Sri-Lankan community outside that country) blocked freeway traffic to protest the ongoing Sri Lankan civil war. Toronto also has large ethnic communities of Chinese, Irish, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and West Indian; and every one of the 210 identified ethnicities reside in that city. + (talk) 13:30, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

The map showing 'Leading ethnicity by census division, 2006' shows a blue area (it's not a riding but some political division) in eastern Alberta. Blue denotes French yet other data I can find shows French ancestry only accounts for 7% or less of the population for this area termed Cold Lake. Seems off. Misleading.

Multiculturalism is dead[edit]

The more of these other pages we create that link to "ethnicity"-Canadian, the more I believe Canada is becoming less multicultural and more divided. Canadians do not hyphenate themselves. NorthernThunder (talk) 14:32, 16 April 2010 (UTC)