Embracing bilingualism will improve communications between minority and majority communities
MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - More Quebecers and Canadians should be able to communicate with each other in both of the country's official languages.
"English-speaking Quebecers want to overcome linguistic barriers," said Dan Lamoureux, President of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). "Bilingualism is a unifying force. The more interaction there is between our minority and majority communities in Quebec and Canada the better we will understand each other."
Most French-speaking Canadians outside Quebec and English-speaking Quebecers can converse in the language of the majority community. Encouraging majority language communities to communicate with their minorities would be a positive step that would lead to greater social cohesion, notes the QCGN.
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The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 41 English-language community organizations across Quebec. Its mission is to identify, explore and address strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec and to encourage dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.
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