Given Canada’s unsustainable birthrate and current level of immigration – and especially given the regions from which immigrants are coming – it is inevitable that Canadians of European descent will continue to decline as a percentage of the total population. In 2016, Caucasian/White Canadians represented 72.9% of the population (See Source #1). Based on recent trends, it appears that this percentage will fall to approximately 50% around 2050 (#2).
In other words, we Canadians of European descent will become a minority in our own homeland in just over one generation, and our portion of the total population will continue to shrink thereafter.
How will these changes affect our culture? As a country, Canada has already lost a measure of cohesion and attachment to our heritage and traditions. This trend will accelerate in the future.
As part of Canada’s “founding stock”, we are left with the following questions:
What will our ancestors, who built and went to war for this country, think of the way we handled our role as custodians of our cultural inheritance?
Is this the future we want for our children and grandchildren? What will we say when they ask, “What did you do to keep Canada Canadian?”.