Anonymous asked in TravelCanadaOther - Canada · 1 month ago

How French is Canada?

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It's not.  Less than 20% of the population speaks it.

  • 1 month ago

    it isn't.  France lost control of parts of Canada in 1763.  About 1/4 the people here have French as their first language, although it is a bit different from the French they speak in France.  Culturally, there are not many parallels at all.  About 10% of Canadian speak both French, and English.  Most of the Francophones are concentrated in Quebec, northern New Brunswick, and isolated parts of eastern Ontario.  There are smatterings of French in other places (notably the north shore of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, and St. Boniface, across the river from Winnipeg, Manitoba), and of course, all products sold in stores must have both languages on them.

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