English Canada is a term used to describe one of the following:
According to the 2006 Census of Canada, the population of English Canada is between 17,882,775 and 24,423,375 using the first meaning (depending on how non-official native speakers are attributed); 23,805,130 using the second; and a ballpark 5,978,875 using the third. (A precise number of Canadians of English origin is difficult to estimate for several reasons. It is possibly much higher than the nearly 6 million who reported as much since another 6.7 million people reported their sole ethnicity as "Canadian", without further specification. Presumably, this would include an admixture of multiple ethnicities long present in Canada such as French, Irish, English, and Scottish. On the other hand, historically, there have also been numerous Canadians who have hidden their true ancestry for different political reasons to join the dominant English group; e.g. Overt discrimination against Irish or other immigrants, such as the reported German origin population, which nearly dropped by half after the First World War with a commensurate rise in reports of English origins.)
The other quiet revolution: Quebec underwent a cultural metamorphosis in the 1960s, but, notes Quebec historian Jose Igartua, so too did English Canada.
Jun 01, 2007; Years ago I interviewed Louise Dechene, a fine historian of early New France, and I was surprised by her conviction that the...