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Linguistic and cultural diversity, issues of cohabitation – Role of the Francophonie in international communications

Gatineau, Quebec, March 20, 2013
Graham Fraser - Commissioner of Official Languages

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Footnote 1

Malaises linguistiques au Québec” (video recording), Tirez au clair, television broadcast by Société Radio-Canada, 1967, 19 min 05 s and 36 min 30 s. On-line version of footnote 1 source (French only) accessed March 20, 2013.

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Footnote 2

François Pierre Dufault, “Les Franco-Ontariens moins inquiets que les Québécois,” Le Droit, February 2, 2013. On-line version of footnote 2 source (French only) accessed March 20, 2013.

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Footnote 3

In 1986, Canada welcomed 99,354 permanent residents, and 257,515 in 2012. Source: CANADA, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and urban area, 2008–2012, Research Data Mart, Preliminary 2012 Data. On-line version of footnote 3 source accessed March 20, 2013.

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Footnote 4

According to Statistics Canada data, the country’s rate of demographic growth has increased since the last census, and has now reached 5.9%. The province with the highest rate of growth is Alberta, at 10.8%. In 2006, 11,955 immigrants arrived in Canada from French-speaking African countries. In 2008 that number jumped to 13,777, and in 2010 it jumped again to 15,608. Source: Idem.

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Footnote 5

Since 2006, a total of 1,500 immigrants from primarily French-speaking African nations have settled in Manitoba. Source: Idem.

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