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Term: First Official Language Spoken

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-06-21


A derived variable from Statistics Canada that refers to whether a person first learned English or French (the two official languages). It also takes into account the mother tongue and the language spoken most often at home.

( Source: See Statistics Canada Web Page: First official language spoken of person - for more information.)

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  • Chartier M, Finlayson G, Prior H, McGowan K, Chen H, de Rocquigny J, Walld R, Gousseau M. Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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