March 27, 2009

Strange Response From Vancouver Sun Multiculturalism Poll

I received an email today telling me that:

"The next survey for The Vancouver Sun Reader Forum is ready. This survey is about the different issues you think are important in today?s society and multiculturalism in Canada."

So, OK, I started the survey.

Were you born in Canada? Yes.

What is the most important issue facing Canada today? Environment.

What do you consider to be your racial background (don't remember the exact wording, but something like that...)

I chose "Caucasian/White".

"Thank you, we have no more questions for you today."

Huh?

Which left me with the impression that being a white guy born in Canada disqualified me from answering questions on multiculturalism though my ancestors were immigrants from Ukraine, my wife is Japanese, I live in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Canada...

Posted by Paul at March 27, 2009 04:14 PM