Millenials Want Opportunities to Learn French

Canadians aged between 18 and 39 want to learn their second official language. According to a poll by Abacus Data (summer 2019), 68 percent of millennials want the federal government, provinces and territories to work together to create more opportunities to learn French or English as a second language.

The issue is that most Canadians don’t have access to French as a second language classes. French immersion spots are so limited that parents often have to wait in line early in the morning, or rely on a lottery, to register their children.

Learning French should no longer be a privilege. All Canadians who want to learn their second official language should have the opportunity to do so. This is why we need a new Official Languages Act.