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25th Anniversary of Francophonie Day in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Minister Stoodley Issues Statement Recognizing 25th Anniversary of Francophonie Day

“Twenty-five years ago, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognized May 30 as Provincial Francophonie Day.

Of course, the French influence here goes back much further than that and is an important part of our rich and vibrant history.

This morning, I joined members of the Francophone and Acadian community, including many young Francophones, to celebrate the many ways that they, and their ancestors, have contributed to the linguistic, cultural, and historical diversity of Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is an exciting time for the Francophonie in our province. We recently renewed the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Agreement on French Language Services, and we look forward to exploring innovative opportunities to serve this community through this new, expanded agreement with the Government of Canada.

Read the full statement here