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Survey: anglophones and francophones disagree on if French language is well-protected

A survey conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network shows that anglophones and francophones have different views when it comes to questions like whether the French language is protected effectively.

The study’s findings, reported by the Montreal Gazette, show that 88 per cent of anglophones feel that the French language is protected effectively, compared to 40 per cent of francophones.

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Statistics Canada releases revised numbers on Quebec anglophones

“Statistics Canada has published revised Census numbers after admitting an error in language stats for Quebec.”

After releasing numbers earlier this month showing a massive spike of anglophones in Quebec, Statistics Canada now presented data which shows only a very slight increase in Quebec since 2011.

The Quebec Community Groups Network says the revised data proves English-speakers are not a threat to French in Quebec.

Read the article on Global Montreal’s website

Graham Fraser on the state of the English-speaking community in Quebec

Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General of the QCGN, participated in a panel discussion on the state of the English-speaking community in Quebec on Breakfast Television with host Laura Casella. The panel with Canada’s Commssioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser; the VP of the Association for Canadian Studies, Jack Jedwab; and lawyer Harold Staviss, followed an interview with the Commissioner.

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Watch the interview with Graham Fraser on BT Television

Majority of Quebecers want curriculum to include history of minorities

“Almost 80 per cent of Quebecers believe it is important to learn about the role of minorities in Quebec history, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.”

Michelle Lalonde reports on a survey conducted by the QCGN and the Association for Canadian Studies. From this survey, which you can find a Powerpoint of the results here, almost 80 per cent of Quebecers believe it is important to learn about the role of minorities in Quebec history. Jack Jedwab comments on the survey and about the nationalist focus taken by the new history curriculum. Eric Maldoff also commented the survey by discussing the role school boards have to intervene for a curriculum that reflects the lingustic minority of Quebec, amongst the minorities underrepresented.

Read the article in the Montreal Gazette