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Canadian Democracy - Language

Adopting its first Official Languages Act in 1969, Canada is a bilingual nation with two official languages; English and French. English is spoken widely as the predominant language in much of Canada, with concentrations of French language speakers occurring in regions including the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, and Eastern Ontario. Approximately 86% of Canadians have a working knowledge of English and 30% have a working knowledge of French whereas only about 57% of Canadians have English as their mother tongue, and 21% French.

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