Updated language data from 2016 Census to be revealed today
After a major computing error in the 2016 census that led to an overestimation of the number of anglophones in this province, Statistics Canada will unveil revised language data at 8:30 this morning online.
Statistics Canada said around 61,000 individuals, most of them in Quebec, did not have their language data recorded correctly due to a computer system glitch. That glitch led the 2016 census to show surprisingly large increases in native English speakers living across Quebec, particularly outside Montreal.
The dramatic increases led many analysts to question the validity of the data. That led to an apology from StatsCan on the 11th of August.