Ooooo. This is going to be sooooo politicially incorrect. But truth is truth and is not biased.
It is a good idea, every now and again, to re-affirm for the benefit all those out there who are drawn along with the current PM’s agenda of a secularist government, that Canada has forever been a Christian nation. We were founded by Christians on Christian principals. There were no Sikhs, Buddhists, or Hindus, or any other non-Christians among the Founding Fathers. Our national anthem, in it’s original French version, proudly describes our nation as a Christian entity bearing a cross.
Our Constitutional head of government, the Queen, is also the religious leader of one of Christianity’s major branches (the Church of England). All new Canadians, regardless of their religion are required to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen.
Unlike the United States, whose constitution distinctly mandates a separation of Church and State (the so-called “establishment clause”) there is no such reference whatsoever in the Canadian Constitution.
Many of Canada’s provinces have constitutionally protected funding for Christian/Catholic schools. Many of the leading hospitals and Universities were at one time ALL Christian owned and operated and today, still many are owned and operated by Christian/Catholic entities.
The vast majority of Canadians are Christians and more than 3 out of 4 Canadians believe in God.
Contrary to popular belief, Canadians have not always been welcoming to immigrants; especially non-Christian immigrants. It was only within the last half of the 20th Century that Canada began to welcome non-Christian immigrants, with the clear understanding that they MUST adapt their culture to Canadian Christian values.
Our current Liberal government, in appealing to the non-Christian vote, has adopted a revisionist historical storyline suggesting that Canada has always been “multi-cultural”. Well, to the extent that the French, Irish, Scottish and English were of different cultural backgrounds that might be true. Then, came the Germans, Ukranians, Italians, Poles, Swedes, Greeks, etc. All predominantly Christians of one sort or another.
In the last 20 to 30 years, there have been millions of non-Christians admitted to Canada. So many non-Christians have been admitted that many new immigrants now seem to think Canada has always been a multi-racial, multi-religious society. That is not true. Up until about 1970 Canada was essentially a homogeneous, religiously Christian and culturally European society. There were very small pockets of non-Christian, non-European populations in only the very largest to our cities. And in rural areas, Canada’s indigenous populations were inevitably practicing Christians.
Just setting the record straight.