French-English bilingualism declines in Canada

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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's statistics reporting agency says the bilingual English-French portion of Canada's population is on the decline as immigration increases.

Statistics Canada reported this week that English-French bilingualism declined over the past decade to 17.5 percent of Canada's population, down from 17.7 percent. It was the first drop in the five decades that the government has tracked the statistic.

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