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Facing a massive shortage of workers in the healthcare sector, Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec has launched a major recruitment drive in Africa. The goal is to attract 1,000 Francophone nurses in the space of two years. With this $65 million programme, the provincial government hopes it will help reverse the decline of the French language and encourage young families to settle in Quebec’s regions with older populations. Our correspondents report from Cameroon and Canada. 

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