Statement by the Green Party of Canada – International Day of La Francophonie

(OTTAWA) -  Today, on International Day of La Francophonie, the Green Party of Canada celebrates the diversity and uniqueness that the French language and culture brings to Canada.

“International Day of La Francophonie is an opportunity to recognize the contributions Francophone Canadians have made in shaping a diverse and dynamic Canada,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands.

International Day of La Francophonie celebrates the French language and culture. It is observed on March 20 every year to honour the creation of L’Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique, the preceding organization to La Francophonie.

“The nations and people of La Francophonie have managed to keep one of the richest cultural heritages in the world alive,” concluded Daniel Green, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada. “Francophone countries continue to stand in solidarity and support member nations who face difficult times, as is the case of Vanuatu and Tunisia. We must recognize the leadership of The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, a Canadian of whom we are very proud.”


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Julian Morelli
Director of Communications
Green Party of Canada
cell: (613) 614 4916
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