Twelve percent of allophones — those whose first language is neither English nor French — use cannabis.
This is compared to 21% of Quebecers who use cannabis overall.
Montrealers also combine alcohol and cannabis more than the Quebec average.
A press release from Éduc'alcool says, "35% of francophones who use cannabis and alcohol together combine the two always or often (vs. 28% of Quebecers overall) [...] The same is true for 26% of anglophones and 29% of allophones who use cannabis and drink alcohol at the same time."
Data for the survey was collected online from August through October 2020, and from February 15 to March 30, 2021. Éduc'alcool surveyed 1,200 people in the Montreal region and a total of 7,600 respondents across Quebec.
It also answers what's likely to be the first question that comes to mind: which of the two groups drinks more?
According to Éduc'alcool's data for 2021, Montreal francophones drink more — but not by much.
Here are some of the poll's findings, based on the responses of those surveyed:
Eighty-eight percent of francophones say they drank during the last year, compared to 79% of anglophones.
Sixty-eight percent of francophones say they drink alcohol once a week or more, compared to 54% of anglophones.
Anglophone drinkers say they have 1.7 drinks per week, but francophone drinkers have 2.5 drinks per week.
Forty-six percent of francophones say they exceed recommended limits once a month or more while 39% of anglophones say the same.
When it comes to drinking and driving, 45% of francophone respondents believed they may be stopped by police at a roadside sobriety checkpoint, compared to 55% of anglophones.
Éduc'alcool says francophones in Montreal drink more than those elsewhere in Quebec but, overall, Montreal is pretty on par with the province's averages, particularly when it comes to drinks per month and per week.
The exception is when it comes to the negative impact of alcohol on Montrealers' lives. According to this survey, the percentage of Montreal drinkers who think alcohol negatively affects their social lives, family lives and physical health is higher than Quebec's average.
In total, Éduc'alcool surveyed 1,200 people (500 francophones and 400 anglophones) in the Montreal region, for a total of 7,600 respondents across Quebec.
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Candidates must be at least 21 years old and should possess a high school diploma as well as have at least one year of experience in customer service.
Your main responsibilities as an SQDC branch consultant would be informing customers about different cannabis products, advising them on how to use the products in a safe and healthy way, cashing people out and doing inventory.
Applicants will have to pass a security clearance procedure in order to work for the SQDC.
Shifts vary between days, evenings and weekends, and the SQDC offers a full range of benefits, including pension, disability, life insurance and drug coverage.
A new poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) shared with MTL Blog shows that while people are generally more optimistic about the state of the pandemic in Quebec, there's a divide in attitudes between francophones and non-francophones.
The poll, which included input from 1,532 Canadians between February 25 and 27, captured a "spike in optimism in Eastern Canada and especially in Quebec," according to ACS President Jack Jedwab.
How did attitudes about the pandemic change in Canada?
"With worries about the vaccine rollout and reduced, but sustained case levels" in early February, the ACS says the "the level of concern about the impact of the virus was quite high."
At that time, "the vast majority of Canadians surveyed [maintained] that we were in the worst period of the crisis or that the worst was yet to come."
However, as the month went on and more doses went out, pollsters noted that this concern began to wane.
In Quebec, there was "a 15 point jump in the percentage saying that the worst of the crisis was behind us," the ACS says.
The latest poll found that Quebecers were the "most likely" to hold an optimistic view, while British Columbians and Ontarians were the "least likely."
38% of Quebecers polled believe that "the worst of the crisis is behind us."
30%, however, answered that they believed "we are in the worst period" right now.
What was the divide between francophones and non-francophones?
While 41.9% of francophone respondents said they believed the worst is behind us, only 24.1% of non-francophones responded the same way.
36.1% of non-francophones thought "we are in the worst period of the crisis now" and 27.7% believed "the worst of the crisis is yet to come."
That's compared to 27.8% and 20.2% of francophones, respectively.
What does the future hold for Quebec?
Regional and provincial health officials are warning of a possible "third wave" of infections in Montreal as the B.1.1.7 variant, which was identified in the U.K., continues to spread.
Fear of another case spike led the Quebec government to hold off on moving the regions around Montreal into the orange zone, even as restaurants and gyms are set to open everywhere else in the province.
Jedwad questioned whether this warning will damper Quebecers' optimism.
"Time will tell how the emotional roller coaster with its accompanying highs and lows about the future will evolve," he said.
"But at this juncture clear public messaging from elected officials and public health experts is as critical as ever."