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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 ans Social Development Canada and Justice Canada. The authors wish to especially thank Julie Bertrand and Daniel Pereira of the Language Statistics Section of Statistics Canada for their technical support and their active participation in this project. As well, acknowledgements are given to Suzanne Bélair, René Houle, Michèle Lanoue, Lucie Parisien and Denis Theriault of the Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division for their indispensible collaboration in the finalization of this project. Finally, the authors wish to thank Jean-Pierre Corbeil, Chief of the Language Statistics Section, for his suggestions and relevant comments when revising earlier versions of the document.

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Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada

© Ministry of Industry, 2011

All rights reserved. Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement.

Catalogue no. 89-642-X

Frequency: Occasional

ISSN: 1923-3086


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