Quebec linguistic groups separated by strong labour divide, report shows

A report prepared by an independent provincial organization reveals a stark labour divide between Quebec Anglophones and Francophones.

The 44-page document prepared by the Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT) illustrates Quebec’s Francophones have a higher employment level and earn more money compared to their Anglophone counterparts.

Some argue the English education system needs to do a better job in improving French language skills with English-speaking students.

”We cannot afford as a society in Quebec to be educating young people for them to go to another province,” said Sylvia Martin-Laforge of the Quebec Community Groups Network.

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