After all the controversy surrounding Bill 96 and the modernization of the Official Languages Act, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, says he is proud of the French language on this national holiday.
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“As Quebecers, we are proud of our history and our beautiful French language. These are the roots of a unique culture that unites us from Rimouski to Val-d’Or, via Montreal and Sherbrooke,” said Mr. Trudeau.
Highlighting the province’s importance in the country’s history, the Premier recalled that Quebec is often a forerunner when it comes to equality, justice and democracy.
“Today, Quebec talent in fields such as sports, cinema and artificial intelligence is the pride of all Canadians,” he added.
After two years of absence, Quebecers can once again enjoy the St-Jean-Baptiste festivities, as Justin Trudeau pointed out.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I wish a beautiful and happy National Day to all Quebecers. Let’s be proud of who we are and of our achievements, and let’s continue to work together to build a fairer, greener and more prosperous society.