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Disregard. The only mention of Quebec as a "state" is in a category at the bottom of the article. Bouchecl (talk) 17:34, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
How many monolingual francophones, and where?
I'm watching a French Canadian movie (Mon oncle Antoine) in which a character says he doesn't speak English. I wondered what percentage of Canadian francophones are like him, with no or very minimal knowledge of English. I can't find that information in this article, at least not in the Language section. I think it should be there. There are mentions of how many speak French, and later of how many also speak English, but the two statistics seems to come from different sources so I didn't presume to calculate a percentage of monolingual francophones and add it to the article myself. I suspect other readers like me sometimes wonder how many French Canadians don't speak English at all, so that seems like information this article should (and fairly easily could) provide.
It would also be interesting to know where they're located in the province. The people in the movie are rural, where it makes sense that there'd be no reason to learn English; but the article gives the impression that, compared to Montreal, Quebec City is monolingual, yet when I was there about twelve years ago I didn't come across anybody who couldn't speak English. The friend I was traveling with had wanted to practice his French, but he couldn't find anybody willing to speak it. —Jim10701 (talk) 15:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
You may find some answers in Language demographics of Quebec, which states that 34% of Quebec francophones declared a knowledge of English in 1996. I don't have the current regional breakdown, but it is safe to assume the proportion of unililingual francophones is higher outside of Montreal and the Outaouais region. This page from a 1988 study by the Conseil supérieur de la langue française shows the evolution of bilingualism among French-speaking Quebecers. Bouchecl (talk) 16:00, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
The latest official statistics (not assigning a value to them, just sayin' they were produced by the census!) are from the 2011 census. There, they said, under the "knowlege of official languages" bit, that there are 4,047,175 people in Quebec who know French, but do not know English. That's 52% of the population of the province. There are also another 120,000 people in the rest of the country who fall into that category, mostly in either Ontario or New Brunswick, but they're at most (New Brunswick) 9% of the population there.
Another way of answering your question is to divide the total number of cannot-speak-English francophones (4,165,015) into the total number of people in Canada who say that they learned French before English (7,507,890), and we get 55% - 55% of "francophones" cannot speak English. The comparative Anglophone number is (22,564,665/24,662,900 =) 91% of Anglophones cannot speak French.AshleyMorton (talk) 03:45, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Edit request on 22 May 2013- Total population in the English version
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Total total population should be (like in the french version) 8,054,800 and not 8,080,550
In the last sentence of the heading, "These many industries have all contributed to helping Quebec become Canada's second most economically influential province, second only to Ontario," says "second" twice and just sounds weird. could we please correct this repetition to the following:
These many industries have all contributed to helping Quebec become one of Canada's most economically influential provinces, second only to Ontario.
This whole section should be removed. The rankings on the side show it as being the poorest province on a per capita basis. Its larger population makes up for it in absolute terms, and most of its influence comes from the fact that they have a lot of people, not wealth. - Anonymous
The article curiously does not mention whether or not Robins nest this far north. I think a few paragraphs on the subject either in the affirmative or negative should be in there somewhere.--22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:36, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Why would that be necessary? Anyway which part of Quebec, the south or the north, and what about other birds. Just look at American Robin to see their range. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 01:05, 8 July 2013 (UTC)