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Anglophone seniors don’t have language skills to get needed help: study

CTV Montreal

Anglophone senior citizens in Quebec say their limited language skills prevent them from fully participating in society and getting the help they need.

The Quebec Community Groups Network conducted the study by analyzing census data and surveying 835 anglophones across the province.

The three-year study showed 70 per cent of Quebec anglophones aged 55 and older did not think they had the language skills necessary to fully participate in society.

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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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Quebec seniors hit language barriers: survey

By Brenda Branswell, The Gazette

A survey of English-speaking seniors in Quebec found a large portion feel held back by their limited French skills.

That’s one of the findings in a report to be released Monday by the Quebec Community Groups Network, an umbrella organization for 41 English-speaking groups across the province.

The report includes a survey of 835 English-speaking Quebecers 55 years and older from eight administrative regions in the province including Montreal, the Eastern Townships and the Gaspé.

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