Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Editorials

Answer to Anglo exodus: more French!

Young Anglophones in Quebec are leaving the province in droves as the province struggles to find ways to keep them here.
In a study by Leger marketing performed for Journal de Montreal, 60 per cent of respondents said they have considered leaving the province.
More than half of those polled said that relations between Anglophones and Francophones are tense.
Respondents also cited a lack of bilingual signage and a belief that Quebec’s Bill 101 dealing with language rights needs to be softened.
The study was conducted in reponse to the bonjour-hi debate in which the government asked shop owners to greet customers with a simple “bonjour” instead of the oft-used “bonjour-hi.”
The motion passed unanimously when the reference to the English language as “an irritant” was removed.

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