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  1. Jacques Cohen says

    According to Jason Moscovitz, “Immigrants who had come primarily to Montreal had, for years, eagerly enrolled their children in English schools because speaking English was the currency of success.”

    No, the reason many immigrants enrolled their children in English schools is that we were not wanted, or allowed to attend French schools. My family, arrived in Montreal from Morocco in 1962, a few months before I was born. My parents, like so many Jews leaving Morocco, chose Montreal because it was a French speaking city with a large Jewish population. But my older sisters, and then myself, were not allowed to attend French schools at the time because French public schools were exclusively for Catholics. We were sent to the English Protestant schools.

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