Interview I: Statistics Canada and Decrease Boileau
interview i: These findings are alarming, Boileau said in an interview, according to The Chronicle Herald. I think we need to have a serious debate on the place of francophones and francophiles in Ontario. French Language Services Commissioner Francois Boileau said if nothing is done to address the issue, Ontario's francophone demographic may decrease to the point where it becomes insignificant and public services for the population are hard to come by. According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of francophones in Ontario went from 5.2 per cent of the population in 1996, to 4.7 per cent in 2016 a decrease Boileau said was troubling. The latest census figures show there were 622,415 francophones in Ontario. It's disturbing because it is one thing to be a little under five per cent, but if in 20 years we are under two per cent, then it really starts to have an impact on public policies, he said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.