Kate found herself in one of the most vibrant cultures in north America. To understand this new environment and even the language, one needs to understand what is behind it. This section offers a brief snapshot of how life, society and history look like in Quebec.
Québec is French-speaking (the first language of more than 80% of the population). French is the official language and the one used most often in public life — at work, in communications, trade and business.
Québec is committed to preserving and promoting its official language. French represents not only an essential communication tool, but also a common symbol of belonging to Québec society.