12 July 2018

Johnson: There's no threat in sight to French linguistic predominance in Quebec

  What counts most for the vitality of French culture is the number of people speaking French, not slight variations in the proportion.   


The usual chorus of Quebec politicians and pundits chanted lamentations over the 2016 census data published on Aug. 2. Even after Statistics Canada confirmed that a computer error had categorized thousands of French speakers as English, even after corrected figures were published on Aug. 17, the call was raised for tougher legislation to curtail English.

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