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Old 06-18-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Since New Brunswick is officially bilingual, does that mean that most people there are fluent in English and French? Can I visit Edmunston and communicate only in English with no problems?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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NB is about two thirds anglo and one third franco.

Only about 16% of those anglos are bilingual.

About 75% of the francos are bilingual.

In Edmundston you would fare OK in English but you'd likely run into quite a few French-only speakers if you spent a lot of time there.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Are Francophone New Brunswickians (?) more exposed to the English language than those in Quebec?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Are Francophone New Brunswickians (?) more exposed to the English language than those in Quebec?
It depends. In the SW - a lot. In the NE and NW - not so much.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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Is New Brunswick immune from the language politics that bedevil Quebec?
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Is New Brunswick immune from the language politics that bedevil Quebec?
No. There are issues there too. There are also issues in Ontario in the east (in and around Ottawa) and in the northeast.
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