Patriots Day | A walk organized by the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society
(Montreal) A march is being organized in the streets of Montreal on Monday on the occasion of National Patriots’ Day. Several politicians and artists will participate in the event organized by the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal.
The walkers will meet around noon at Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal district before heading to Molson Park in the Rosemont district, where several speeches will be given.
The leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, is expected to address the crowd, as well as the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, and the member of the coalition avenir Québec Karine Boivin-Roy…
Former minister and PQ MNA Véronique Hivon, who was named Patriot of the Year this month, will also give a speech.
Several DJs will provide the musical atmosphere at the event, and the actress Ludivine Reding will animate the gathering. An appearance by slammer Zéphyr Bielinski is also scheduled.
“Celebrating and having fun on National Patriots’ Day to reaffirm our pride in belonging to this beautiful French-speaking community that is today’s Quebec is one of the best ways to pay tribute to patriots”, said the President of Saint-Jean -Baptiste Society, Marie-Anne Alepin, in a press release.
Several actors from the political class have highlighted National Patriots’ Day on social networks.
“As Premier of Quebec, it is my primary responsibility to ensure the sustainability of our French-speaking nation in North America, and it is with pride that I am inspired by the great values of freedom and democracy that have guided the patriots,” the Prime Minister wrote François Legault in a post on Twitter.
“Today we remember the struggle of the patriots. And we pay tribute to the courage of these men and women who fought for freedom and democracy. Let’s celebrate our culture, our values and our language,” wrote the mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, on the same social network.
The leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Marc Tanguay, also highlighted this day in a publication. “The legacy of the patriots is above all the story of all those who bravely fought to create the free and democratic society that is Quebec today,” he wrote.
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