NDP Statement on International Day of la Francophonie
March 21st, 2017 - 1:43pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2017
NDP STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LA FRANCOPHONIE
NDP critic for la Francophonie Robert Aubin, made the following statement:
"Today la Francophonie is being celebrated in Canada and all over the world.
International Francophonie Day is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity and cultural richness of the French-speaking community in Quebec, Canada and around the world.
At over 274 million people, la Francophonie nurtures a great deal of innovation, not only through its cultural exchanges, but increasingly through economic and scientific cooperation. Internationally, it also plays a fundamental role in promoting democracy, peace and human rights.
Today we recognize all those individuals and organizations that contribute to maintaining a vibrant French culture around the world.
Canadians are at the heart of la Francophonie and are proud to celebrate this important part of our culture and heritage."
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