Survey says French holding back older English-speaking Quebecers
By Tina Tenneriello, CJAD News
A survey among older English-speaking Quebecers across the province has found many feel boxed in because of limited French-language skills.
The Quebec Community Groups Network surveyed 835 English speaking Quebecers, 55 years and older, in eight regions across the province and only half spoke French.
Among respondents, 68.5 % said they felt they couldn’t realise their full potential because of language barriers. Those living in Laval, Montreal and the Outaouais were most likely to feel that way.