Hon. Jean-Marc Fournier to speak at UPEI, March 7

Quebec’s minister for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie discusses building the Canada of tomorrow, together
Friday, March 2, 2018

The Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (SSTA), Collège de l'Île, and the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island are pleased to host the Honourable Jean-Marc Fournier, Quebec’s Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie at a public lecture on Wednesday, March 7. 

Minister Fournier has been touring the Maritime Provinces, promoting co-operation between Quebec and francophone communities across the country. The visit to Prince Edward Island coincides with “Les Rendez-vous de la francophonie,” a collection of events taking place in Canada from March 1 to 21 celebrating French culture as part of the Journée internationale de la Francophonie (March 20).

During his talk, Minister Fournier will address the topic, “building the Canada of tomorrow, together.” After the lecture, there will be a question period. The event will take place in Bill and Denise Andrew Hall, room 241, and begins at 11:30 am with a buffet lunch. Admission is free. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Johanna Venturini, Project Manager, Communications and Community Relations, Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin at 902-436-4881 or johanna.venturini@ssta.org.

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