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French-English bilingualism in Quebec has increased to 46.4%, from 44.5% in 2016

Bilingualism in the rest of Canada has decreased from 9.8% to 9.5% over the same time period.

According to a report by Statistics Canada, the rate of French-English bilingualism in Quebec has gone from 44.5% in 2016 to 46.4% in 2021, the highest rate in history. During the same time period, bilingualism in the rest of Canada declined, from 9.8% to 9.5%.

The report also found that the proportion of people in Quebec whose mother tongue is French fell from 77.1% to 74.8% between 2016 and 2021. During the same time period, the number of people who spoke predominantly French at home increased from 6.4 million to 6.5 million.

Léger President Jean-Marc Léger commented on the report, referring to the findings “dramatic,” saying that “the weight of French [in Quebec] is dropping significantly.”

French-English bilingualism in Quebec has increased to 46.4%, from 44.5% in 2016

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