Questions on ‘gender diversity,’ unconventional relationships to appear on 2026 Canadian census

Apr 23, 2024 by

by Anthony Murdoch, LifeSite:

Rewriting ‘family dynamics’ will be one of the most prominent changes for the 2026 census, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada’s next federal census appears to be going woke in the latest attack on the traditional family model after Statistics Canada confirmed it will include a first-ever series of new questions relating to “gender diversity” that includes questions about “couple relationships” outside of marriage or even common-law relationships.

According to Statistics Canada, rewriting “family dynamics” will be one of the most prominent changes for the 2026 census.

Of note is that Statistics Canada had previously put in place questions about one’s “sex at birth” and so-called sexual “orientation.” The purpose was to “fill information gaps on gender diverse Canadians,” it said.

The changes were revealed in a report titled 2026 Census of Population Content Consultation Report: What We Heard from Canadians. The report notes that Statistics Canada is “continually exploring new data sets and assessing their suitability to help supplement or replace content on the Census of Population.”

“Modifications have been made to the format of the household composition and marital status module to include new questions and changes to the response options and question wording to reduce respondent burden, use inclusive language, and better reflect changes in Canada’s social context,” the report reads.

Canadians by law are mandated to participate in the census, which in 2026 will try to rewrite terms relating to “couple relationships,” according to some analysts.

“A new ‘couple relationships’ module was tested qualitatively in 2023 to replace the marital status module,” the report notes.

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