Provincial signs: French to come first in Francophone majority areas

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The New Brunswick government says French will appear first on its signs in areas with a Francophone majority.

Premier Blaine Higgs made the commitment last week.

Acting Official Languages Commissioner Michel Carrier says the move could help fight against assimilation, adding young people would see their language as equal and being preserved.

Changing the signs isn't expected to cost tax payers any extra money.

Carrier says signs not reflecting the linguistic makeup of a region will only be changed once its's time to replace them anyway.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)