GG to celebrate Quebec’s national day in least French province

The Governor General will be celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in the least French province in all of Canada. A statement from the office of Gov. Gen. David Johnston on Wednesday said he will be in Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, “to celebrate the importance of francophone culture in Canada.” It’s part of a four-day trip he’s making through the province, starting Thursday in St. John’s. On Friday, he will be meeting with members of the Federation des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador to mark the day. Of any province or territory in Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has the lowest proportion of people whose principal language is French. Data from the 2006 census show 650 people in Newfoundland and Labrador speak French primarily at home, which works out to a little more than 0.1%.

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