The Council of European Canadians
The rapid, inorganic, and politically motivated rise in non-European immigration to Canada has resulted in special interest groups from other cultures and regions, alongside an increase in attacks on European concepts of law, liberty, economics, and identity. This undermining of our national institutions requires a response on behalf of indigenous Canadians.
European Canadians currently comprise 69.8% of the Canadian population, a number that is declining and requires a voice to advocate for our interests in national dialogue.
The Council of European Canadians believes the foundational European heritage and character of Canada should be maintained, strengthened, and enhanced in the spirit of our nations’ confederation. We therefore support Euro-Canadian identity politics within the framework of group rights afforded by multiculturalism in Canada.
What We Believe
Canada is a nation founded by Anglo and French Europeans. In 1971, over one century after Confederation, the Anglo and French composition of the Canadian population stood at 44.6 percent and 28.7 percent respectively. Over 96 percent of the population was European in origin. We therefore oppose all efforts to deny or weaken the European character of Canada. We believe that the pioneers and settlers who built the Canadian nation are part of the European people. Therefore we believe that Canada derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and that Canada should remain majority, not exclusively, European in its ethnic composition and cultural character.
We believe that existing strategies for immigration reform have not been successful and must be abandoned. We believe that assimilation (of non-Europeans in the current state of mass immigration) would be fatal to our European heritage, and that if we aim to enhance European Canada we must rely upon the current principles afforded by multiculturalism. Section 27 of the Charter of Rights and Freedom (1982), as well as the “Canadian Multiculturalism Act,” otherwise known as Bill C-93, which was passed into law on July 21, 1988, recognize the freedom of all members of Canadian society to preserve and enhance their cultural heritage.
Some may find it difficult to understand why this Council would encourage Eurocanadians to employ multicultural principles considering that this ideology was implemented to encourage minority groups to foster their ethnic and religious identities. The answer is twofold. Firstly, multiculturalism uses the language of collective rights designed to guarantee the cultural survival of ethnic and religious groups. It seeks to help minorities express their collective identities and pride without discrimination. Secondly, multiculturalism affirms the right of all individuals to preserve and enhance their ethnic and cultural heritage. The idea that collective rights should apply as well to the culture of the majority of Europeans follows logically from multiculturalism. Why should members of the majority culture be excluded from affirming their right to collective survival in the face of immigration patterns that are threatening to reduce them to a minority while destroying their heritage in Canada?
Canada For Canadians
We support the Canadian landscape and its conservation for future generations. We believe that only in a Canada with a strong European fellow-feeling, same official languages, religious traditions, customs, and mannerisms, we can promote public altruism, and a strong environmental ethics.
We believe in the racial biodiversity of the peoples of the earth and oppose all efforts to promote the creation of a standardized, generic race without roots and traditional identities. We are opposed to the ranking of races, and we reject racism in the sense that we do not think that members of any race are inferior or that they deserve to be treated inhumanly because of their ethnic heritage. We understand that every ethnic group has pride in their heritage and what we want is a level playing field in which Eurocanadians enjoy the same right as every other ethnic group to advance their ethnic interests and protect their heritage in Canada.
This Council is dedicated to the promotion and defense of the ethnic interests of European Canadians. The Canadian Multiculturalism Act of 1988 guarantees the rights of Canadians of any racial origin to protect and enhance their cultural and ethnic interests in a way that is consistent with the principles of our liberal democratic institutions.
The Council of European Canadians follows a metapolitical strategy in advancing its cultural and ethnic interests. Metapolitics is a form of cultural activity that strives for a counter-cultural movement against the established order, not by engaging in standard political activities, but by conducting active forms of thinking through such practices as conferences, alternative web radio programs, web-journalism, and even distribution of flyers.
We are against an establishment that is determined to destroy European Canada through fanatical immigration, imposition of a diversity curriculum, affirmative action in favor of non-Europeans, and promotion of white guilt. The domination of the cultural Marxists is so deeply seated, so entrenched inside the psychology of Canadians that we cannot engage only in ordinary party politics.
Rather than seeking to challenge this establishment directly, we must engage in what Gramsci called a “war of position”, creating alternative cultural resources which challenge the current hegemony, carving out “autonomous zones” from which we can develop new values, new ways of thinking about Canada, articulating ideas for ordinary Canadians who are dissatisfied with PC and mass immigration but can’t voice their concerns properly. We must aim for broad cultural changes, among which the affirmation of Canada’s European identity is central.
The good thing about this strategy is that anyone can participate wherever they are, as they are, in any capacity since it is a widespread cultural strategy. Our strategy is consistent with the principles of liberal democracy.
Institutions Over Ideology
The Council agrees with the classical liberal traditions of free speech, individual rights, and representative institutions uniquely cultivated by Europeans. These traditions were nurtured inside homogeneous European societies. We agree with John Stuart Mill’s observation that “it is in general a necessary condition of free institutions, that the boundaries of governments should coincide in the main with those of nationalities…Free institutions are next to impossible in a country made up of different nationalities.”
We are not opposed to globalization but we are opposed to globalism, which is an ideology that promotes the liquidation of nations. We are opposed to the notion that unrestricted mass immigration and unlimited diversity enriches Canada. We support the expression and celebration of the European subcultures and regional identities of Canada. We oppose all efforts to dishonour, denigrate, or subvert our historical, cultural, and religious heritage. Public monuments and symbols should reflect the European heritage of our people, and not a politically expedient, inaccurate, insulting, or fictitious heritage. We are opposed to Political Correctness.
We must be proud of our heritage, of the heroic role European pioneers, settlers and nation builders played in the history of Canada. We will nurture a view of Canada that emphasizes our nation’s greatness, achievements, and glory. We must learn to take risks, and learn how to be consistently Eurocentric in our behaviour and communications. We must reject all euphemism, double-speak, and opportunism. The Council will produce key concepts and arguments that will arm people with the ideas and courage to speak and fight against those who seek to demonize us and in our efforts to recruit and persuade Canadians.
We are not interested in imitating so-called conservatives who operate within the existing cultural Marxist system, distract us with petty promises, and utterly fail to achieve any substantial change. We are not interested in playing the current game of open borders, “diversity is our strength”, “we are all immigrants”, “immigrants are the source of Canada’s prosperity”, “we are all human beings”. We have a history, a culture, a religion, memories, and ancestors that make up our identities, and enhance us as human beings. We are European and our nation is Canada.
We want a support network that is widely open, consisting of conservatives, environmentalists, socialists, libertarians and others agreeing with the Council’s goals. The Council will accept members who are not ethnically European as long as they agree with the rationale, objectives, and principles of the Council. We will permit individuals to hold divergent opinions on religious beliefs, taxation, environment, markets, and matters of detail regarding tactics. Given this, the views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or other authors.
“Canada is perfectly within her rights in selecting the persons whom we regard as desirable future citizens […] There will, I am sure, be general agreement with the view that the people of Canada do not wish, as a result of mass immigration, to make a fundamental alteration in the character of our population. Large-scale immigration from the Orient would change the fundamental composition of the Canadian population.“
— Prime Minister William Mackenzie King