随著加国人口转变,移民日多,据加拿大统计局数字显示,加国官方英、法两种法定语言的双语使用有下降迹象,特别是法语。联邦政府为应付这个趋势,宣布在5年内投放5亿元,在全国少数族裔社区加强推动官方语言计划,投放金额创纪录。联邦政府昨天宣布,展开加强加国双语官方语言历来最大的投资,将在全国少数族裔社区展开。要巩固加国的英法两种官方语言是加拿大的核心,关键是巩固联邦政府运作,确保在全国少数族裔社区得以维持双语并轨发展,将有助促进国家和谐团结。

联邦国会议员、国库委员会主席巴逊(Scott Brison),联同联邦祖裔部长、联邦官方语言回应部部长祖莉(Melanie Joly)宣布,展开「投资我们的未来:2018-2023 官方语言行动计划」(Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023:Investing in Our Future)项目。

说英法双语人口比例仅17.5%

该计划展现政府加强及支持官方语言的决心,包括拨出经费支援全国少数族裔社区的英法两种官方语言。另外,致力维持官方双语法定语言的持续发展。在该新的行动计划下,未来5年,联邦政府将投放5亿元发展官方语言。其中4亿元已在本年预算案中落实。该些行动是以教育基建为主,在全国少数族裔社区加紧推动。巴逊表示,在该项新计划下,包括增加30项新措施,由新倡议的法语移民策略、及儿童教育、文化及教育。提供崭新的网上学习英语、法语。这些新措施,将可协助全国少数族裔社区能更直接广泛地学习。

根据加拿大统计区在2016年人口普查数据中发现,在魁省以外的法语社区,说法语的在全国人口中有3.8%。在魁省以外,使用双语的人口,则佔全国人口比率6.8%。根据至2036年的预测,届时,魁省以外的使用法语人口会下跌3%。而在全国的英法双语比例中,法语只会在魁省有增加(由目前的44.5%,至2036年的49%)。目前,全国使用英法双语的人口比例只有17.5%。

所以,该计划是针对在全国任何省份、特区,因为使用法语情况日渐减少,特别在全国少数族裔社区。这项挑战,亦是要面对魁省以外的法语社区,甚至是魁省内一些以英语为主的社区。该项计划亦建议,额外增加4.992亿元,让加拿大政府在未来5年,总共投放27亿元经费。

Strengthening the Bilingual Education in Britain and France The Federation has set a record of 500 million

With the change of the Canadian population and the large number of immigrants, statistics from the Statistics Canada show that signs of the bilingual use of British and French official languages have decreased, especially in French. In order to cope with this trend, the federal government announced that it will invest 500 million in five years to strengthen the official language program in ethnic minority communities across the country and set a record amount. The federal government announced yesterday that it has launched the largest ever investment in bilingual official languages in Canada and will be conducted in ethnic minority communities across the country. To consolidate Canada’s official English and French languages is the core of Canada. The key is to consolidate the operation of the federal government and ensure that bilingual minority communities throughout the country can maintain bilingual development. This will help promote the country’s harmony and solidarity.

Federal Parliamentarian and Treasurer Chairman Scott Brison, together with the Federal Minister for the Ancestors, and Melanie Joly, Minister of Federal Languages and Responses, announced the launch of Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future Project .

The proportion of bilingual population in English and French is only 17.5%

The plan demonstrates the government’s determination to strengthen and support the official language, including allocating funds to support the two official languages of the ethnic minority communities in the country, both English and French. In addition, we are committed to maintaining the continued development of official bilingual legal languages. Under the new plan of action, the federal government will spend 500 million yuan to develop official languages in the next five years. Of this, 400 million yuan has already been implemented in this year’s Budget. These actions are mainly based on educational infrastructure and are being promoted in minority ethnic communities across the country. Scott Brison said that under the new plan, it includes 30 new measures, a new initiative of the French immigration strategy, and children’s education, culture, and education. Provide a new online learning English and French. These new measures will help ethnic minorities across the country learn more directly and widely.

According to statistics from the 2016 Census of Statistics of Canada, in the French-speaking community outside Quebec, French-speaking population is 3.8% of the national population. Outside Quebec, the bilingual population accounts for 6.8% of the country’s population. According to the forecast until 2036, the French population outside Quebec will decline by 3%. In the national English-French bilingual ratio, French will only increase in Quebec (from the current 44.5% to 49% in 2036). At present, the proportion of people using bilingual English and French is only 17.5%.

Therefore, the plan is aimed at any provinces and regions in the country, because the use of French is declining, especially in ethnic minority communities across the country. The challenge is also to face the French community outside Quebec and even some English-speaking communities in Quebec. The plan also proposes an additional increase of 499.2 million, allowing the Canadian government to invest a total of 2.7 billion in the next five years.