The majority of francophone Quebecers are of French-Canadian descent, but many immigrants integrate themselves into the francophone majority in Québec. Many French Canadians have French and Irish origins; Irish surnames are common and some have English surnames, Scottish surnames, Italian surnames, German surnames, and so on.
According to the 2006 Census, 72% of residents of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area speak French natively; outside the Montréal CMA, this figure is 95%. Major francophone universities include Université Laval, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and the Université du Québec system.
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- Taïeb Moalla, "The Irish of Quebec: at the crossroads of two cultures", in Tolerance.ca, 2006, retrieved February 3, 2007
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