Why is Canada French?

Why does Canada have French as a second language?

However, the Treaty of Paris in 1763 led to the removal of France from Canadian territory subsequently relegating the French language to second after English started to become the primary language. In 1744, the Quebec Act was passed by the parliament abrogating the Test Act and restoring the French civil laws.

Is French Dying in Canada?

QUEBEC CITY — Two new studies have found that French is on the decline in Quebec. As the language used at home, French is expected to decline steadily over the next few years in favour of English, according to projections made public Monday by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF).

What country that speak French?

Countries where French is an official language:

  • France (60 million native speakers)
  • Canada (7 million native speakers)
  • Belgium (4 million native speakers)
  • Switzerland (2 million native speakers)
  • Congo-Kinshasa.
  • Congo-Brazzaville.
  • Côte d’Ivoire.
  • Madagascar.
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