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Old 09-07-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Is there less tension between the English and French-speaking communities in New Brunswick, since that is Canada's only officially bilingual province?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Its a rural province so its for the most part a peaceful place. I dont live there but I cant see it being a true issue. You gotta remember that the difference between a anglo and franco can come down to little details. I have cousins there, and some speak french, some are bilingual, and some only english. Its not like the family is divided by this its just a fact of life.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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There are some issues there as well - there are all over Canada where the two populations are found in decent numbers. For example - eastern Ontario and northeastern Ontario also has some issues from time to time.

Generally speaking in New Brunswick the two groups live relatively segregated and most cities and towns are either very predominantly French or very predominantly English. This is true of many regions as well.

My mom is from an Acadian town which is 100% francophone according to the census, and her parents' house is the last one in town. Just around the bend (maybe less than a km away) there is an anglo town which is 100% anglo. Much of NB is like this.

There are some exceptions like the Moncton area which is more mixed and where they have issues (bilingualism or not in the City of Moncton itself, the largely Acadian suburban city of Dieppe trying to stem the encroachment of English, etc.)
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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Do French speakers in New Brunswick have a different accent than Quebeckers?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Do French speakers in New Brunswick have a different accent than Quebeckers?
For the most part, yes. Although a minority (about 15%, concentrated in certain regions) would have an accent similar to that of Quebec.

Also, people in certain areas of Quebec have accents more similar to that of New Brunswick's Acadians.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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According to Wikipedia, over 90 percent of Edmunston's people identifed French as their mother tongue in a 2006 survey. When one considers that Edmunston is across the St. John River from Madawaska, Maine (over 80 percent of whose residents speak French at home, according to Wikipedia), would it be fair to conclude that most "Edmunstonians" speak English poorly, if at all?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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According to Wikipedia, over 90 percent of Edmunston's people identifed French as their mother tongue in a 2006 survey. When one considers that Edmunston is across the St. John River from Madawaska, Maine (over 80 percent of whose residents speak French at home, according to Wikipedia), would it be fair to conclude that most "Edmunstonians" speak English poorly, if at all?
No. Nearly all francophones in New Brunswick are bilingual...at least at a conversational level.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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According to Wikipedia, over 90 percent of Edmunston's people identifed French as their mother tongue in a 2006 survey. When one considers that Edmunston is across the St. John River from Madawaska, Maine (over 80 percent of whose residents speak French at home, according to Wikipedia), would it be fair to conclude that most "Edmunstonians" speak English poorly, if at all?
According to Statistics Canada, about 40% of people in Edmundston speak French only.

And about 20% of francophones in New Brunswick overall speak French only.

I know this community quite well and this is fairly accurate I'd say.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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According to Statistics Canada, about 40% of people in Edmundston speak French only.

And about 20% of francophones in New Brunswick overall speak French only.

I know this community quite well and this is fairly accurate I'd say.
How do you think it differs across age groups?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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Do French speakers in New Brunswick have a different accent than Quebeckers?

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