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This report was made possible thanks to the collaboration and financial support of Canadian Heritage's Official Languages Secretariat, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Justice Canada. The authors wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to Julie Bertrand of the Language Statistics Section of Statistics Canada for her technical support, her professionalism and her active participation in this project. As well, a thank you is equally given to Michèle Lanoue, Denis Theriault, Lucie Parisien, Suzanne Bélair, Nathalie Villemure, René Houle and Jean-François Lepage of the Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division for their indispensable collaboration in the finalization of this project. Finally, the authors wish to thank Louise Marmen, assistant-director of the same division for her suggestions and relevant comments when revising earlier version of the document.

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Catalogue no. 89-642-X

Frequency: Occasional

ISSN: 1923-3086

ISBN: 978-1-100-16715-2


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