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Bilingualism: Sturgeon Falls, Ont., is bilingual in 1967

"Canada is now in the greatest crisis of its history," reported the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. In 1963, the commission known as B&B began touring the country, asking Canadians if it was important to speak both French and English. Many francophones who felt they were losing their language saw separatism as their only recourse. The co-chairs of the commission would have a big duty: to figure out how to give Canada bilingualism and to prevent its two solitudes from splitting apart.

Residents switch easily between French and English.

Medium: Television
Program: The Way It Is
Broadcast Date: Dec. 10, 1967
Duration: 4:28

Last updated: March 11, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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