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Table A-5
Population of French mother tongue, Canada, provinces, territories and Canada less Quebec, 1996 to 2006
Regions 1996 2001 2006 Percentage change
number % number % number % 1996 to 2001 2001 to 2006
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1996 to 2006.
Canada 6,711,630 23.5 6,782,320 22.9 6,892,230 22.1 1.1 1.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,430 0.4 2,360 0.5 2,055 0.4 -3.8 -12.5
Prince Edward Island 5,715 4.3 5,890 4.4 5,610 4.2 2.8 -4.7
Nova Scotia 36,310 4.0 35,380 3.9 33,705 3.7 -2.6 -4.7
New Brunswick 242,410 33.2 239,400 33.2 235,270 32.7 -1.3 -1.7
Quebec 5,741,430 81.5 5,802,020 81.4 5,916,840 79.6 1.1 2.0
Ontario 499,690 4.7 509,265 4.5 510,240 4.2 1.9 0.2
Manitoba 49,110 4.5 45,920 4.2 45,520 4.0 -6.5 -0.9
Saskatchewan 19,895 2.0 18,645 1.9 16,790 1.8 -6.4 -9.9
Alberta 55,290 2.1 62,240 2.1 64,750 2.0 12.6 4.0
British Columbia 56,755 1.5 58,890 1.5 58,890 1.4 3.8 0.0
Yukon Territory 1,170 3.8 945 3.3 1,165 3.9 -20.3 24.9
Northwest Territories 1,005 2.5 1,000 2.7 1,000 2.4 0.1 -0.5
Nunavut 415 1.7 400 1.5 390 1.3 -2.2 -3.8
Canada less Quebec 970,200 4.5 980,270 4.4 975,390 4.1 1.0 -0.5