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Muslim population of Canada triples in 15 years

StatsCan said Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and Baptists had the most regular attendance at group activities of any Canadians.

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Islam is now the fastest-growing religion in the country, says Statistics Canada.

Blacklock’s Reporter says the Muslim population as a portion of the entire country has more than tripled since 1996 but remains outnumbered 9 to 1 by Catholics.

“The religious landscape in Canada has undergone significant changes,” analysts wrote in a report.

Statistics Canada said the impact was far-reaching.

“From a sociological standpoint, the study of the evolution of religion allows for a better understanding of some of the changes modern societies are facing,” said StatsCan.

“In addition, religion is important with respect to population change because it can influence important demographic factors such as marriage, divorce and fertility.”

The majority of Canadians surveyed, 68%, said they had some religious affiliation though fewer, 23%, regularly attended a church, temple, mosque or synagogue. Only 16% of Canadians attend weekly religious group activities like Mass, while 23% said they attended monthly.

“In recent decades there has been a decline in religious affiliation, participation in group or individual religious or spiritual activities, and the importance of religious and spiritual beliefs in how people live their lives,” wrote analysts.

From 1996 to 2019 figures on various religious groups’ share of the total population indicated:

  • the proportion of Jewish Canadians declined from 1.1% to 1%;
  • the Sikh population doubled from 0.7% to 1.4%;
  • the Hindu population doubled from 0.5% to 1.7%;
  • the Muslim population tripled from 1.1% to 3.7%.

As late as 1985 there were so few Muslims in Canada the religion was categorized as “others” in a federal survey. The postwar population of Muslims was so small StatsCan’s predecessor agency, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, deleted “Muslim” from its 1944 Census questionnaire.

Catholics remain the largest religious group in Canada at 32% of the population. Anglicans and United Church members account for a combined 8%

StatsCan said Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and Baptists had the most regular attendance at group activities of any Canadians.

StatsCan in a 2017 report predicted dramatic changes in the country’s religious make-up by 2036. The proportion of Christians that averaged 90% in the 1981 Census and is currently 63%, is projected to fall to about 52%.

Canadian religious groups in 2036 would number 12.9 million Catholics, 5.4 million Protestants, 2.8 million Muslims, 1.2 million Hindus and 1.1 million Sikhs, said the report.

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  1. Left Coast

    November 2, 2021 at 11:02 am

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize other ethnic minorities and disaffected
    groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal food. At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats.

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting,
    jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian
    churches and Jewish synagogues.

    Remember “Diversity” is our strength . . . lol

  2. Gleason Gallinger

    November 2, 2021 at 8:58 am

    All one has to do is look at Europe and the Islamic migration and the effects it has had on countries. This too could be the future of Canada. With Trudeau’s attack on oil & gas I think our future is likely more linked with what has happened in Venezuela.

  3. Cheri Bass

    November 1, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Just keep having abortions and/or waiting until you’re 30-40 to start having a family…

  4. Spitfire66

    November 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    You can bet there will terrorist incidents here in Canada too.
    Crime Minister shithead keeps bringing the religion of peace here it will be anything but peaceful!

  5. Major Tom

    November 1, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    “Diversity is our strength?” I prefer…..”Diversity is our destruction!”

  6. Bryan

    November 1, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    “Diversity is our strength.”, says Peime Mistake True-dolt.

  7. Bill Mccann

    November 1, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Not a religion but an extremist cult.

  8. Left Coast

    November 1, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Interesting poll taken in France . . . when they have a front row seat in the globalist “Replacement” UN theology.

    The poll, carried out by Harris Interactive, aimed to test whether or not voters believe in the concept – despite it being widely panned by experts.

    The question voters were asked, based on Camus’s definition, was: ‘Some people speak of the “great replacement”: That European, white and Christian populations are being threatened with extinction following Muslim immigration, coming from the Maghreb [northern Africa] and black Africa. Do you see such a phenomenon?’

    It found that 61 per cent of French people believe the phenomenon could happen in France, with 27 per cent saying they are ‘certain’ it will take place.

    France’s swing to the political right comes after a string of terror attacks that has seen voters demand politicians take a tougher stance on extremism.

    Teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded at a school near Paris last year after showing students a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed to students, just weeks before a second attack in Nice cathedral killed three.

    In the wake of Paty’s murder, Macron took a noticeably harder line on Islamic extremism – declaring that France would ‘neve give up’ expressing free speech including drawing Mohammed pictures.

    That prompted mass demonstrations in many Muslim-majority nations, led by Turkey’s President Erdogan who denounced the comments.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10135503/Two-thirds-French-believe-Muslim-migration-threat.html

    Reality is Izzzzlam is incompatible with Western Democracies . . .
    Is Izzzlam a “race”? As many especially the Media are quick to charge? Then why are people of every shade on the planet members of this cult?

  9. K

    November 1, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Only 3.7% muslims? I’d say that’s an understatement if there ever was one. Spent about 15 minutes in any urban hub and you’ll face your destiny.

  10. Longo

    November 1, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Anti Semitism will rise.

  11. Sir NOYB of Calgary

    October 31, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    How is Muslim population growth and issue?

    Unless you believe a larger population can “bully” a smaller population.

    I remind us that it only takes ONE Muslim, Jew, Catholic, white, or brown person to act to put fear and division in society.

    Articles like this infer division and increase fear. Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, white & brown people ALL want a safe society where they can grow their families and make a life.

    Make it easy for all of these groups to merge in Canadian society rather than divide into silo communities.

  12. John Lankers

    October 31, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    … a backup copy someone posted.

  13. John Lankers

    October 31, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Candace Owens had a great and eye opening conversation with the Imam of Peace a few years ago, unfortunately YT censored this episode of the Candace Owens show. Here is the link to a back.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=15MDy_OFmAg

  14. berta baby

    October 31, 2021 at 9:48 am

    But not one imum arrested for holding services…. I guess they arnt as faithful as the Christians?

    Orrrrrr

    The government is targeting Christian pastors no different than the communists in other shit hole countries .

    Glad to see Canada made the list

  15. Left Coast

    October 31, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Respected muslim scholar warns Canadian Senate Committee truth about islam

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUXhBm-g3YE

    Canadians need to start paying attention to Europe . . . the Canary in the Coal Mine.
    Two years ago there were over 200 Explosions in Sweden and thanks to the corrupt media you never heard about one of them.

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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By LEE HARDING

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

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The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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