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Being French in English Canada

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Francophones living in English Canada can face all manner of difficulty and discrimination. In this 1979 report, reporter Gerry Trudell talks to Ottawa residents Genevieve and Christopher Dubois about what it's like being a French speaker in English Canada.

Medium: Radio
Program: Anybody Home?
Broadcast Date: Dec. 8, 1979
Guest(s): Genevieve Dubois, Christopher Dubois
Host: David Schatzky
Interviewer: Gerry Trudell
Duration: 5:43

Did You know?


• Bilingualism is consistently rising in Quebec and falling almost everywhere else in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Census data from 1991 to 2001 shows small but consistent drops in bilingualism outside la belle province.


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