Is Canada Truly A Bilingual Country?

Canada is an officially bilingual country, with two official languages: French and English.

In practice, however, the majority of Canadians speak English, with progressively smaller numbers speaking English and French, English and some other language, or only French.

Is Canada officially a bilingual country?

Official bilingualism in Canada. The official languages of Canada are English and French, which “have equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and Government of Canada,” according to Canada’s constitution.

When did Canada become a bilingual country?

1969

What is the main language spoken in Canada?

English

French

Why did Canada become a bilingual country?

Why is Canada a bilingual country? – Quora. Because it used to be a French colony, before it became a British colony. After the British takeover, they let the French settlers that didn’t flee during the conflict, to stay and retain much of their language and culture (and even their legal code).