PUNJABI- The third most common language in the parliament of Canada [ Current Affairs ]
Punjabi became the third most common language after English and French, in the House of Commons of Canada. Inside the parliament: 20 Punjabi - speaking candidates were elected to the parliament in October 2015.
- On 19 October 2015, 23 Members of Parliament of South Asian origin were elected to the House of Commons.
- during parliamentary elections there were 20 candidates who speak Punjabi.
- Out of the 20 candidates, 8 are Liberals and two are Conservatives.
- Among the newly - elected Punjabi - speaking MPs, 14 are men and 6 are women.
- Twelve candidates were elected from Ontario, 4 from British Columbia, 3 from Alberta three and one belongs to Quebec.
- According to the Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, 430705 Canadians identified Punjabi as their mother tongue.
- Thereby making it the third most common language after English and French.
- In calculation, 430705 native Punjabi speakers make up about 1.3 percent of Canada’s population.
- 20 Punjabi - speaking MPs represent almost 6 percent of the House of Commons.
- Published on: November 4, 2015