Skepticism, ‘shock’ surrounds 2016 census language findings in Quebec

More results from the 2016 census were released last week, and some are finding the Quebec language results hard to believe.

One of them is Jack Jedwab, executive vice-president for the Association for Canadian Studies. Jedwab wasn’t surprised to see a 10 per cent increase in the number of mother tongue anglophones in Quebec over the past five years. The shock came, however, when he dug deeper into where those people were said to be living, and found booms of anglophones outside of metropolitan Montreal.

“A lot of increase in the 100 per cent to 200 per cent, in places that anglophones have never even heard of,” said Jedwab.

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