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守護港裔身份-加人慎填人口普查/文:Henry@場外已婚漢

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加拿大聯邦政府換屆後,終於重開荒廢多年的「人口普查」。

作為七八十年代大批移居加國的港人和後代,面對更多大陸移民抵加,有責任趁著這次普查,告訴聯邦政府「香港族群」的存在。因為這將影響港裔的能見度,更將影響政府的眾多文化語言政策,對下一代港裔在加拿大的生存空間,影響深遠。

所以大家在收到通知書後,請務必要仔細填寫,別不小心地「被中國人」。

最重要的幾個項目,是「母語」、「第一所學語言」、「可辨識的少數族裔身分」等等,應填上「廣東話」(Cantonese)而非普通話(Chinese);填「香港人」(HongKonger)而非「中國人」(Chinese)。

長問卷答案指南如下:

8a) What language does this person speak most often at home?(你喺屋企通常講咩文?)

Cantonese(廣東話)

  1. What is the language that this person first learned at home in childhood and still understands?(細個果陣首先學嘅語文而仍然識得嘅語文係?)

Cantonese(廣東話)

  1. Where was this person born?(你嘅出生地)

Hong Kong(香港啦梗係)

  1. Of what country is this person a citizen?(你屬於邊個國家嘅市民?)

Hong Kong(香港)

  1. What language(s), other than English or French, can this person speak well enough to conduct a conversation?(除左英文或法文,你可資對話嘅語言係乜?)

Cantonese(廣東話)

  1. What were the ethnic or cultural origins of this person’s ancestors?(你先祖的種族或文化源頭係?)

Hong Kongese(香港人),或 Cantonese(廣東人)
(not Ethnic Chinese / Chinese)

  1. Is this person:(你係?)

剔「其他 — 請説明」:Hongkonger(香港人!)

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2 replies »

  1. 我作為一個暫時回流香港的加國港裔公民,真心感謝你們的守護!

    皆因蝗蟲所到之處,寸草無法再生,影響深遠。

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  2. Thanks for the advice. I just finished my census reply. “Cantonese “, not “Chinese “.
    Actually, I believe it helps Statistics Canada by giving a more specific (and accurate) piece of info. From Wikipedia : “Cantonese is the most common Chinese variety spoken among Chinese Canadians. According to the Canada 2011 Census, there were nearly 300,000 Canadian residents who reported Cantonese as their mother tongue. The actual number of Cantonese speakers in the country, however, is thought to be greater as an additional 297,295 people who reported a Chinese mother tongue did not specify the variety spoken."
    Presumably, social programs etc could and would be better tailored using better data.

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