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.

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