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。
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.