Embracing bilingualism will improve communications between minority and majority communities

Montreal, October 16, 2012 – More Quebecers and Canadians should be able to communicate with each other in both of the country’s official languages.  

“English-speaking Quebecers want to overcome linguistic barriers,” said Dan Lamoureux, President of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). “Bilingualism is a unifying force. The more interaction there is between our minority and majority communities in Quebec and Canada the better we will understand each other.”

Most French-speaking Canadians outside Quebec and English-speaking Quebecers can converse in the language of the majority community.  Encouraging majority language communities to communicate with their minorities would be a positive step that would lead to greater social cohesion, notes the QCGN.

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