Increasing Canada’s Birthrate

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The obvious consequence of Canada’s unsustainable birthrate is the decline in the number of Canadians of European descent and the subsequent loss of our culture. We cannot expect other people’s children to maintain Canadian culture.

How can we as a society encourage marriage, child-bearing, and the rebuilding of the nuclear family? This is a daunting challenge as the nuclear family has been undermined by several decades of feminist dogma. The one bright spot is that society now has considerable experience and data concerning the implications of feminism.

The first question is, Are women happy with their lives after following feminism’s dictums of putting career before family, and postponing having children until some time in the future or not at all?

A 2009 study from researchers at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania looked at what they determined to be “measures of subjective well-being” for women. The study analyzed data from 35 years of the U.S. General Social Survey (See Source #1).  The study reported several findings:

  • Women in the United States have become less happy, both absolutely and relative to men;
  • The decline in women’s happiness is a trend seen across groups – both working and stay-at-home moms, for those married and divorced, the young and old, and across the education spectrum; and
  • These same trends appeared across industrialized countries for which there are sufficient happiness data. (#2)

An article in The Atlantic magazine provides some possible explanations for this decline in women’s happiness. According to the article, “It’s time to stop fooling ourselves … the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed.” (#3)

It is sad to think of those women in their mid-thirties sitting in their cubicles at work realizing that they postponed their dreams of a family until it was too late (all the good men are gone and so has much of their fertility). It is also sad to think of those women who tried to combine children with a career who now realize that they have missed much of their children’s childhood.

What practical things could be done to rebuild the nuclear family?

  • The government could provide economic incentives like higher family allowances, tax credits, etc. These incentives should make it clearly more advantageous to marry and have a family than remain single. These incentives should also make young people feel more secure about starting a family.
  • Feminists regard housewives and stay-at-home Moms as failures. We need to find ways to enhance the social status of stay-at-home Moms. Their role should be regarded as among the most important — almost sacred in importance — in society.
  • We could assist women who wish to continue their careers by fostering a supportive corporate culture (flexible hours, etc.). While day-care is not the best option for young children, having a day-care at the workplace would be an attractive option. There should be a greater role for fathers at home and recognition of a shared responsibility for child-rearing.
  • There is now no shortage of data showing the negative effects on children resulting from divorce and single-parenting. Single-parenting should be seen as a last resort.
  • Society could provide encouragement for women considering an abortion to have their babies and give them up for adoption.

These suggestions seem impossible given the current attitudes held by much of society; however, these attitudes could be changed given a concerted effort by government and private organizations and individuals.

 

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Next:  Matching Immigration to Our Culture

Matching Immigration to Our Culture

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Because of our low birthrate, Canada needs immigrants to maintain or grow our population. But immigrants from where? If we wished to maintain our culture, we would favour immigration from European countries, from which our culture is derived.

The following chart (See Source #1) shows the ethnic origins reported by Canadians in the 2016 census.

Ethnic Origins 2016

Note that the five ethnic origins most frequently reported (excluding ‘Canadian’ which is not an ethnic origin), are English, Scottish, French, Irish and German, all countries in Western Europe. As well, a significant number of Canadians reported Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch and Polish ethnic origins.

The next chart (#2) shows the total number of immigrants granted permanent resident status in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, grouped by their countries of origin.

Immigrants - Top Source Countries

In this three-year period, there were 828,404 immigrants. The top six countries of origin, The Philippines, India, China, Syria, Iran and Pakistan together provided 434,805 immigrants, representing 52.5% of the total. The U.K., France, Ukraine and Russia together provided 48,521 immigrants, or 5.9% of the total.

Clearly, there is a huge mismatch between the ethnic origins of the majority of Canadians and the origins of new immigrants.  Canada is undergoing the fastest rate of ethnic change of any country in the Western world (#3).  If this pattern of immigration continues, our dominant culture will become only one among an assortment of foreign cultures.

This pattern of immigration is likely due to the effects of the immigration “point system” introduced in 1967 (#4).  Under this system, independent immigrants were assigned points in specific categories relating to their ability to successfully settle in Canada. Asian applicants obviously do especially well under the points system.

If Canada’s dominant culture is to be maintained, it will be necessary to change the country’s immigration criteria to deliberately favour applications from Europe.

People in Europe are currently dealing with social disruption and diminished future opportunities resulting from the mass migration of asylum-seekers into their countries. For example, the wages for certain categories of unskilled workers in the U.K. have been driven down by competition from migrants (#5).  In Sweden, the retirement age has been increased to help cover the cost of welfare benefits for migrants (#6).  In these circumstances, some people in Europe might well respond favourably to an invitation to emigrate to Canada.

 

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Next:  Will Multiculturalism Destroy Our Culture?

 

Will Multiculturalism Destroy Our Culture?

ClustersWhat will Canada’s future look like if we maintain the status quo (i.e. government promotion of multiculturalism, low birthrates, and high immigration from non-European countries)?  Will Canada become a ‘post-national’ state known for its global perspective, tolerance, and acceptance of people of all races and backgrounds?  It is difficult to answer this question as multiculturalism is still, to some degree, an experiment in how to organize a country.

Based on the experience to date and our knowledge of human nature, we would offer the following predictions:

1.  As a nation, Canada will become increasingly “hollowed out” with no common identity, core/dominant culture or connection with its past.  Tolerance and other “generic” virtues will be the only virtues held in common.  People will shift their allegiance from the country as a whole to their own ethnic or identity group.  Politics will focus on pandering to different ethnic/identity groups for votes.  The relationship of each group to the country as a whole will be very much like the current relationship between Quebec and the rest of Canada.

2.  Geographically, people will continue to group themselves into enclaves based on their ethnic or other identities.  Non-Europeans will continue to migrate to larger cities.  There will be greater divisions between Eastern and Western Canada and between urban and rural areas.  With their more traditional outlook and stronger ties to their local communities, the rural areas will likely become the last bastions of our fading Euro-Canadian culture.

3.  Rather than be subject to the Canadian legal system and other administrative structures, the more aggressive ethnic/identity groups will lobby for their own systems and structures that better meet the requirements and practises of their own religions and cultures.  The first of these “parallel” systems will likely be Sharia-compliant Islamic courts.

4.  If the proportion of Canadians of English and French extraction continues to decline, what will happen to our two official languages?  Will their diminished influence lead Quebecers to reconsider separating from Canada?

 

3 February 2018

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Next:  Help Save Our Culture

Help Save Our Culture!

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What can we do to save our culture and way of life?

Our first job is to spread the word, by talking to people and encouraging them to come to this website to learn more. We will be updating the site as more information and other resources become available (we are not alone in having these concerns). Most people are naturally preoccupied with their daily routine and are likely not aware of what is taking place in their country. As well, immigrants tend to congregate in enclaves within our large cities and European Canadians are therefore not as likely to notice immigrant numbers in relation to their own population.

Our second job is more difficult, convincing our governments to adopt more family-friendly policies and to attract more immigrants from Europe.  We will be providing sample letters for those who wish to write to their M.P. and government officials.

Our Prime Minister doesn’t think much of our culture — in fact, he has stated that Canadians don’t have a culture (!) (See Source #1) — and he seems more interested in cultivating goodwill and advancing his profile with the U.N. and other globalists.  Why should the government listen to us? Because we are Canadian citizens — the current “owners” of this country — and European Canadians currently represent 72.9% of the citizenry. Also, the policies which resulted in less immigration from Europe and more from other countries were adopted without any mandate from the Canadian people. So, let’s give the Government a new mandate!

 

Updated:  4 February 2018

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Next:  Letter to Minister of Immigration

 

Letter to Minister of Immigration

The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, MP
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Government of Canada

Dear Minister Hussen,

We are concerned about the demographic changes currently taking place in Canada, and the impact of these changes on our Canadian identity, values and culture.

As you are aware, all of western civilization has its roots in Europe.  The countries in Europe share a common root language, ancestry, similar religious background (both Christian and pagan), seasonal differences, holidays, ethnic dress and food, family traditions and values.  These cultural elements are not shared by other cultures, such as those of Asian, African, or Arab peoples.  Canadian culture — at least the dominant culture in Canada — is derived from European culture.

Attachment #1 below shows the ethnic origins reported by Canadians in the 2016 census.  Note that the five ethnic origins most frequently reported (excluding ‘Canadian’ which is not an ethnic origin), are English, Scottish, French, Irish and German, all countries in Western Europe.  As well, a significant number of Canadians reported Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch and Polish ethnic origins.

Attachment #2 below shows the total number of immigrants granted permanent resident status in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, grouped by their countries of origin.  In this three-year period, there were 828,404 immigrants.  The top six countries of origin, The Philippines, India, China, Syria, Iran and Pakistan together provided 434,805 immigrants, representing 52.5% of the total.  The U.K., France, Ukraine and Russia together provided 48,521 immigrants, or 5.9% of the total.

Clearly, there is a huge mismatch between the ethnic origins of the majority of Canadians and the origins of new immigrants.  It has been reported that Canada is undergoing the fastest rate of ethnic change of any country in the Western world.  This is not an ethnic or racial issue, it is a cultural issue.  If this pattern of immigration continues, European Canadians will become a minority in Canada around 2050, and our dominant culture will become only one among an assortment of “foreign” cultures.

Why is this a cause for concern?

1.  It is morally wrong for the Government to pursue policies that replace European Canadians — who built and went to war for our country — with people from other cultures.

2.  Before making such a profound and sweeping change to the face of Canada, one would think that the Government had asked for, and received, a mandate from the Canadian people, the current “owners” of this country.  To my knowledge, the Government has no such mandate.  I suspect that, if polled, Canadians would want our immigration policies adjusted to maintain the current ethnic mix in Canada.

3.  Canadian culture works!  Our European ancestors, along with Canadians with other ethnic origins who fully integrated with our dominant culture, left us with an identity, values and a cultural heritage that have made Canada among the most successful societies in the world.  How will the country be impacted by immigrant groups which may not have any interest in integrating with Canadian society, or have values that are incompatible with Canadian values?

4.  If the proportion of Canadians of European extraction continues to decline, there will no longer be a dominant culture for immigrants to integrate with.  Canada will become merely a geographical area populated by a collection of ethnic minorities, living in ethnic enclaves, all competing with each other for recognition by, and resources from, the government.  There will be little sense of a common identity or a common good.  Tolerance and inclusiveness are worthy values but they are hardly sufficient ends for a nation to rally around.  One might show tolerance and inclusiveness while pursuing some greater, more worthy goal, but they are inadequate ends by themselves.

5.  If the proportion of Canadians of European extraction continues to decline, we will see the emergence of right-wing, nationalist movements (like the Britain First party in the U.K.), and possible social unrest.  If large numbers of European Canadians suddenly become aware of the impact of these demographic changes, they may well ask themselves, “Who gave away our country?”, and demand, “We want our country back!”.

6.  If the proportion of Canadians of English and French extraction continues to decline, what will happen to our two official languages?  Will their diminished influence lead Quebecers to reconsider separating from Canada?

What, then, should be done to preserve Canadian culture?

1.  Canada needs immigrants, but we need to include an applicant’s compatibility with our culture as one of the criteria for acceptance into Canada.  This would mean encouraging more immigration from Europe and the Commonwealth countries.  Europeans are currently dealing with social disruption and diminished future opportunities resulting from the mass migration of asylum-seekers into their countries.  It is likely that some Europeans would now respond favourably to an invitation to emigrate to Canada.

2.  Like some other countries have done, we need to consider financial incentives and other supports that would encourage marriage and childbearing, thereby reducing our reliance on immigration and thereby maintaining our culture.  The Government should undertake a study comparing the costs of such incentives/supports with the costs of immigration.

Respectfully submitted,

 

3 February 2018

Next:  List of Canadian Patriots

 

 

List of Canadian Patriots

Canadians with the ability and courage to speak out against the
direction Canada is going.

Cultural Action Party of Canada
Website: CAPforCanada.com

Spencer Fernando
Website: SpencerFernando.com
YouTube: Spencer Fernando
Twitter: @SpencerFernando

Jill Colton
YouTube: Jill Colton
Twitter: @jill_colton

Faith Goldy
YouTube: Faith Goldy
Twitter: @FaithGoldy

 

 

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