MONTREAL, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The number of English-speaking Quebecers has remained steady between the 2006 census and the numbers from the 2011 census which were released by Statistics Canada today. The census numbers also show an increase in bilingualism in both Quebec and Canada thanks in large part to the number of Quebecers able to carry on conversation in both of Canada's official languages.
"These numbers are good news for the English-speaking community whose numbers have remained stable in both Montreal and in the regions," said Dan Lamoureux, President of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), noting he is pleased with the increase in bilingualism which bodes well for communications between official language communities in Quebec and Canada. "This is a positive step towards greater social cohesion."
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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.
SOURCE: QUEBEC COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK (QCGN)
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