English-speaking communities in Quebec face challenges, Senate committee finds
IPolitics, Devon Black
In a new report released Wednesday, the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages reported that English-speaking communities in Quebec face unique challenges in preserving their language within the majority Francophone province.
The report, entitled “The Vitality of Quebec’s English-Speaking Communities – From Myth to Reality”, used information from public hearings and informal testimony reported to the committee during the fall of 2010 in Ottawa and regions of Quebec. Its findings depict a nuanced view of a minority language community in a context that sometimes has little concern for English language preservation.