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Alberta's Goudreau to attend Francophone Summit

 

In a little publicized notice, the Alberta government has announced they will be sending a Minister to the upcoming Francophone Summit in Switzerland.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to promote Alberta’s deep francophone roots to the international francophone community,” says Hector Goudreau, Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs who will attend the October 22 summit.

“Avec plus de 225 000 Albertains d’expression française, nous avons une occasion de promouvoir au monde entier la communauté franco-albertaine, une communauté qui par les arts, la culture, la recherche et les affaires, contribue d’une manière positive à la qualité de vie et la compétitivité générale de notre province,” says Goudreau in an email.

The first Francophonie Summit was held in 1986 in Paris. Today, La Francophonie has 53 member states and participating governments. The last summit was held in Quebec City in 2008.

To read the Alberta government’s complete press release, click here or go to the Government of Alberta site.

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