StatsCan admits error led it to overestimate number of anglos in Quebec

Statistics Canada has recognized it made a mistake in its recent calculations on the number of English-speaking Quebecers and will correct the data.

But the fallout from the incident continues with representatives of the English-speaking community saying such “alternative facts” have likely already done lasting damage to their efforts to shore up a fragile minority — especially in the regions.

Quebec Community Groups Network director general Sylvia Martin-Laforge said the erroneous data coupled with other data showing French in decline probably has “fed paranoia” in some circles that English is a bigger threat in Quebec than previously believed.

Read the full article in The Montreal Gazette