NOVEMBER 4 -10, 2018

WHEREAS, National Francophone Immigration Week is celebrated throughout Canada with the slogan “One Language, a thousand accents”; and

WHEREAS, taking note with appreciation, that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada strongly believes that attracting, integrating and retaining French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec contributes to enhancing the vitality of communities by strengthening Canada’s linguistic duality and increasing diversity within communities, provinces and territories; and

WHEREAS, considering the relation between French-speaking immigrants and the vitality of the Francophone community; and

WHEREAS, bearing in mind the positive impact that French-speaking immigrants bring to the City of Thunder Bay;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Keith Hobbs, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim the week of November 4 - 10, 2018 as National Francophone Immigration Week in the City of Thunder Bay.



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