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New census data showing French ‘in danger’ spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

The vitality of the English-speaking community in Quebec should be celebrated, says QCGN interim president Eva Ludvig. “We don’t see ourselves as a threat to Quebec, we see ourselves as an ally to the French language — we support it, we learn it, we use it,” she says. “But just because we want our identity and our rights protected does not make us a threat.”

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Census shows slight decline of French-speakers in Quebec, reviving fears about the language’s survival

Though many are alarmed by the decline of the proportion of French-speakers in Canada reported in yesterday’s analysis by Statistics Canada, some in Quebec’s English-speaking community are pleased to see the proportion of Anglophones in Quebec on the rise. Between 2016 and 2021, the proportion of English-speaking Quebecers rose from 12 to 13 per cent. “For the English-speaking community, it’s good news,” says Eva Ludvig, interim president of the QCGN: “It’s reassuring: We are here, we are here to stay.”

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New Census data show Quebec’s Anglophone population making a recovery from the exodus of the 1970s and 80s

“It really is a celebration,” says QCGN interim president Eva Ludvig on the rise in the population of English-speaking Quebecers reported in an analysis by Statistics Canada, a sign of recovery from the exodus of the 1970s and 80s.

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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