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For us, there is only the trying

One thing that being a writer brings home to you is the tentative nature of all writing: it is always an attempt to say something – one that can be more or less successful – and it is… 2,681 more words


Bilingualism in the Atlantic Provinces (#71)

This is the 4th post in a series on Bilingualism trends and context in Canada.  The Maritime provinces (NB, PEI and NS) are home to Acadia – one of the strongest Francophone societies in Canada, as well as one of the oldest bastions of French in North America.  937 more words

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Québec trends in bilingualism (#70)

This is the 3rd post on bilingualism trends in Canada.

Much as Francophones who live in Anglophone Canada are generally bilingual, Anglophones who live in Québec are generally bilingual (notable exceptions are relative newcomers to Quebec and students who are temporarily in Québec to attend Anglophone universities — often concentrated in the downtown core of Montréal — around Concordia or the “McGill Ghetto”). 1,444 more words

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Ontario trends in Bilingualism (#69)

In the last post, we looked at bilingual trends in Western Canada.  Now let’s have a look at what is happening in Ontario.

At a government level, Ontario is one of the provinces which has made some of the most pro-active efforts towards bilingualism.   1,180 more words

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Western Canada trends in bilingualism (#68)

The next few posts will cover some interesting statistics on bilingualism across Canada.   I took an open source creative commons map (credit to Lokal.Profil 2007), and colour-mapped it using open-source bilingual population statistics from Statistics Canada’s national 2006 census.   1,177 more words

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