According to Wikipedia, 80.1% of the Quebec population is francophonic. It also says that in 2006:
- 575,560 (7.7 percent of population) people in Quebec declared English to be their mother tongue,
- 744,430 (10.0 percent) mostly used English as their home language, and
- 918,955 (12.9 percent according to the 2001 Census) reported English to be their First Official language spoken.
The Gazette of Montreal today carried a special opinion piece today calling for a public access channel to be created for anglophonic artists (“CRTC should pressure Videotron…“)
Citing the figure of 8,000 people in Quebec’s anglophonic artist community plus more than a million francophones who speak English, opinion-writer Borkowsky says the government should renew the operating license of cable operator Vidéotron only if such a channel is created.