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Who we are (II)

So, how often does the word ‘mulitcultural’ show up in the new Guide to Citizenship—less than the word ‘Blackberry’?

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The word ‘multiculturalism’—perhaps the most coveted and controversial word in the Canadian lexicon—appears twice in the new guide to citizenship. It fares better than the word ‘lumberjack,’ which does not appear at all.

After the jump, an entirely unscientific index of words and how often each is mentioned.

Confederation 23
Aboriginal 31
Inuit 13
Metis 13
Immigrant 8
Refugee 4
French 59
English 40
Freedom 16
Liberty 2
Multiculturalism 2
Diversity 6
Equality 4
Environment 10
Health 8
Arts 5
RCMP 5
Mountie 3
Maple Leaf 6
Syrup 0
Lumberjack 0
Igloo 0
Military 12
Soldier 15
1867 10
1812 5
First World War 8
Second World War 8
Residential schools 1
Constitution 19
Charter 4
Snow 6
Winter 7
Summer 5
Polar Bear 1
Canadarm 5
Hockey 13
Football 6
Lacrosse 1
Britain 10
England 5
France 14
Ottawa 33
Toronto 18
Vancouver 12
Montreal 14
Edmonton 6
Calgary 3
Halifax 12
British Columbia 13
Alberta 27
Saskatchewan 12
Manitoba 16
Ontario 42
Quebec 73
Nova Scotia 22
New Brunswick 14
Prince Edward Island 9
Newfoundland 14
Queen 29
Monarch 7
Election 43
Parliament 43
Democracy 10
Louis Riel 5
Blackberry 3
Frederick Banting 2
Tommy Douglas 0
House of Commons 24
Governor General 22
Prime Minister 18
John A. Macdonald 8
Wilfred Laurier 2
Robert Borden 1
All other prime ministers 0

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