Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quebec Sees Growth In English-Speaking Population

From The CBC:

The number of English-speaking Quebecers is on the increase for the first time in 30 years due to immigration, along with a slowdown in the outflow of Quebec anglophones.

The number has grown by about 5.5 per cent between the censuses of 2001 and 2006, reversing a trend that began in the early 1970s when provincial language policies and a push for Quebec sovereignty prompted many English-speaking residents to move elsewhere.

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My Comment: This is not a surprise. I have seen for myself the growth of the English community in Montreal and in the Laurentians. If present trends continue .... and they will since the French community have stopped having children .... Montreal will be a majority English city within 20 years.

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