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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of La Francophonie

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the following statement today on the International Day of La Francophonie:

“Today, on the International Day of La Francophonie, we join Francophones and Francophiles to celebrate the richness of the French language, and the diversity of Francophone culture around the world.”

“Francophone communities across the country are central to Canada’s past, present, and future. Now more than ever, La Francophonie’s global family must stand united and work together in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In difficult times like these, we are reminded of the importance of taking care of one another and strengthening our bonds of friendship.”

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, and in a spirit of solidarity, I wish all Canadians and Francophones around the world a happy International Day of La Francophonie.”