Census shows slight decline of French-speakers in Quebec, reviving fears about the language’s survival

Though many are alarmed by the decline of the proportion of French-speakers in Canada reported in yesterday’s analysis by Statistics Canada, some in Quebec’s English-speaking community are pleased to see the proportion of Anglophones in Quebec on the rise. Between 2016 and 2021, the proportion of English-speaking Quebecers rose from 12 to 13 per cent. “For the English-speaking community, it’s good news,” says Eva Ludvig, interim president of the QCGN: “It’s reassuring: We are here, we are here to stay.”

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