Happy St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Courtesy of the Star, here's proof I'm not alone in claiming Irish heritage.
- Irish was the fifth most frequently reported ethnic origin in Canada on the 2001 census, behind Canadian, English, French and Scottish.
- 3,822,665 – The number of Canadians who claimed Irish ancestry in 2001. That's 13 per cent of the population – nearly equal to Ireland's population (3.9 million).
- 26,210 – Canadian residents born in Ireland. Three of five have been here more than 35 years.
- 3,850 – Canadian residents who first learned a Celtic language as a child and can still understand it.
Enjoy the day and have a drink for me.
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