Languages of Canada
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How many languages have Canadian people used throughout the years?
A multitude of languages have been used by Canadians, with English and French being the mother tongues of approximately 60% and 20% of Canadians respectively. Nearly 6.8 million Canadians listed a non-official language as their mother tongue. Some of the most common non-official first languages include Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, German and Italian. Canada’s federal goverment practices official bilingualism, which is applied by the Commissioner of Official Languages in consonances with Section 16 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Federal Official Languages Act. English and French have equal status in federal courts, parliament, and in all federal institutions. Citizens have the right, where there is sufficient demand, to receive federal government services in either English or French and official language minorities are guaranteed their own schools in all provinces and territories.
Canada. Retrieved January, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada