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The ethnic origin question in the 2006 Census long questionnaire (Form 2D) reads as follows:
The census has collected information on the ancestral origins of the population for over 100 years to capture the composition of Canada's diverse population.
17 What were the ethnic or cultural origins of this person's ancestors?
An ancestor is usually more distant than a grandparent.
Specify as many origins as applicable using capital letters. (For example, Cree,Ojibway, Dene, Blackfoot, Inuit Métis, Canadian, French, English, German, etc.)