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Immigrant languages thrive amongst first-generation Canadians

posted Jun 25, 2011, 6:05 PM by Milorad Borota
Published On Wed Jun 08 2011

Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter

Thanks to a post-war immigration policy that has focused on ushering in migrants as complete families, newcomer communities in Canada are faring better at retaining their mother tongue.

A new Statistics Canada study, released Tuesday, showed that 55 per cent of the Canadian-born children of immigrants shared the same mother tongue as their mothers in 2006 — a jump from 41 per cent for their counterparts in 1981.

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