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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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Ottawa press gallery discusses letting Chinese propaganda agency in

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

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Officials with the Parliamentary Press Gallery held a behind closed doors meeting on Tuesday to talk about letting reporters from Xinhau, the Chinese Community Party’s propaganda agency, into the club, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“The gallery is not bound by any outside political considerations,” said gallery president Catherine Levesque of the National Post. 

“We are doing our due diligence to ensure Xinhua meets certain criteria and we will be making a decision shortly.”

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

“Membership in the Parliamentary Press Gallery allows access to the secure physical buildings of the parliamentary precinct and the opportunity to directly question individuals who drive and shape public policy,” gallery directors wrote in a 2020 code Journalistic Principles And Practices.

“As a result, accreditation is a privilege, not a right.”

Xinhua had been a member until 2020 when its press pass lapsed.

The Department of National Defence in 2012 blacklisted the agency from attending its press briefings, and a Xinhua correspondent in 2012 disclosed he was asked to maintain surveillance on Chinese dissidents in Canada.

The gallery would not discuss the Xinhua application but the gallery code states members must “respect the rights of people involved in the news.”

The Commons by a unanimous 266-0 vote last February 22 condemned China for human rights atrocities including the genocide of its Uyghur Muslim community. MPs also voted to petition the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing.

“We need to move forward, not just as a country but as a world, on recognizing the human rights violations that are going on in China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters.

“This is an issue that matters deeply to me, to all Canadians, and we will continue to work with our partners and allies on taking it seriously.”

Xinhua was originally granted Press Gallery membership in 1964 at the request of then-Foreign Minister Paul Martin Sr.

“It is a step in the direction of mutual understanding between Canada and mainland China,” Martin said at the time. Membership was approved in a press credentials swap that saw the Communist Party permit the Globe & Mail to open a Beijing bureau.

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PHA head says cellphone snooping fears unwarranted

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

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The president of the Public Health Agency (PHA) says Canadians need not fret over the fact his organization snooped on 33 million cellphone users, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

“No personal information was asked or was received,” Kochhar told the Commons health committee.

“No individually identifiable data is contained in any part of the work.”

The Commons ethics committee last Friday voted 10-0 to examine the data collection program using cellphone tower tracking. The PHA said it sought the information to monitor compliance with lockdown orders.

“The actual reason why we collected this data is reliable, timely and relevant public health data comes out of it for other policy and decision making,” said Kochhar.

“This is population-level mobility data analysis. This is what we have collected.

“That would help us to understand the possible link between the movement of populations within Canada and the impact on COVID-19. We did that in terms of a very clear way of getting that open and transparent means of collection. We never, ever actually know when we use that information that it is individually identifiable. It is aggregated data.”

MPs on the ethics committee earlier noted cellphone users were never told the PHA was collecting the cellphone tracking data. Conservative MP John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil, Ont.), noted the scope of the monitoring was only detailed when the Agency issued a December 17 notice to contractors to expand the program.

“It becomes increasingly concerning that government is seemingly using this pandemic as a means and a cause for massive overreach into the privacy rights of Canadians,” said Brassard.

“As parliamentarians, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we protect those rights, that there is proper scrutiny and oversight.”

“The Public Health Agency was collecting data without the knowledge of Canadians, effectively doing it in secret. We need to know what security measures were in place to protect the privacy rights of Canadians.

“It is vital we do not allow the COVID response to create a permanent backslide of the rights and freedoms of Canadians including their fundamental right to privacy.”

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Health Minister Duclos has no info on $150-million COVID contract to SNC-Lavalin

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

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SNC-Lavalin was given a $150-million sole-source contract to provide “urgently” needed field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic — but Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doesn’t seem to know much about it, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The field hospitals were never used.

“This is obviously in support of the needs at the request of provinces and territories,” said Duclos.

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

“What is the status of the mobile field hospitals SNC-Lavalin was contracted to produce?” asked Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman (Hastings-Lennox, Ont.).

“It was an example of the significant level of preparation that we did throughout the crisis,” replied Duclos.

“Why have the field hospitals from SNC-Lavalin not been deployed?” asked Kramp-Neuman.

Duclos replied he had no information on “the exact nature of the state of that equipment.”

“Did the Prime Minister’s Office approve of this?” asked MP Kramp-Neuman.

“That’s a public works question,” replied Duclos.

“We’re not getting a lot of clarity here,” said MP Kramp-Neuman, adding: “The buck stops with you. Sadly, I recognize you don’t have all the answers to everything, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting a lot of answers to anything.”

An unidentified Department of Public Works manager finalized the SNC-Lavalin contract on April 9, 2020 without notice to other bidders.

“A public call for tenders was not issued due to the urgency of the need as a result of the pandemic,” said an internal e-mail.

However, as late as Sep. 9, 2020, the Québec contractor had still not fixed a delivery date, according to staff emails.

Paul Thompson, deputy minister of public works, Tuesday said he knew little of the contract details.

“I personally don’t have all the details at my fingertips,” said Thompson.

SNC-Lavalin was paid to supply field hospitals equipped with 200 hospital beds, ventilators, masks, medical gowns and ten days’ worth of medication, back-up generators, water and oxygen tanks, X-ray machines, shower bays and latrines.

“The self-sufficiency of the unit makes it extremely flexible for deployment where the need is greatest in Canada,” said a memo.

Internal records dated Oct. 13, 2020 disclosed no one wanted the field hospitals.

The department said spending included $2 million for design work and millions more on warehousing medical supplies for presumed future use.

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