wouldn't the first language be of the native tribes
There are plenty of multi-lingual nations in the world. If French is officially recognised, why does it matter?
I'm not entirely sure. But there are less francophones than there are anglophones.
Actually less than a quarter of Canadian people speak french, and the majority of them live in Quebec.
Canada has two official languages; English and French. And no, the first language is not French.
Is this a big issue in Canada?
Only to some disenchanted Quebecois who want what they want for themselves but fail to recognise that they in fact were not the First people here in Canada. That honour belongs to the First Nations people.
Sorry to "break" it to you sweet "thang", BUT This country was inhabited by the First Nations people BEFORE any Europeans set foot here. It is YOU that needs to learn about history my love.
I think I just may be. I mean really, I have a masters degree, majored in sociology, minored in anthropology and political science in CANADA, have over 25 years professional experience addressing social and political issues all over the country AND I am having this discussion with a child. Yup, pretty stupid of me. Come back and have an informed conversation when you at least graduate from High school or CEGEP.