French Canadian

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French Canadian

1. a Canadian citizen whose native language is French
2. of or relating to French Canadians or their language
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In the late 1950s, for instance, Quebec seemed steeped in ultra-conservative Roman Catholic piety; today most French Quebecers are nominal Catholics and they attend church less frequently than other Canadians.
French Quebecers at least, although they form a large majority, have become used to regarding themselves as a minority, ill served and overlooked, one that needs to protect and affirm itself.
Age -.007 (.002) Age 2 DROP (3) Education Level -.09 (.01) Family Income (Ln) -.15 (.03) Women NS French Quebecers (5) .19 (.05) Owners -.10 (.08) Private Sector NMC Public Sector NMC .54 (.09) Private Sector WC .53 (.07) Public Sector WC .61 (.08) Class/Sector Block, F Test Significance level <.000 R 2 (Adjusted R 2) .17 (.17) [Part 2 of 3] Table 1.
If French Quebecers can be considered the founders of a homeland with an alleged occupation of 400 years, then First Nations, who have lived in what is now known as Quebec since the Ice Age, have a stronger claim to the homeland.
But the sense of linguistic fragility is fully a part of French Quebecers' beliefs, and from it stems their fear of disappearing.