Plaque honours shared history with Québec

    Ontario Commemorates Québec City's 400th Anniversary

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ -


    Ontario is presenting a plaque to commemorate the 400th anniversary of
the founding of Québec City.
    Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty presented the gift to honour the
province's historic friendship with Québec. It was presented on the occasion
of the first-ever joint Cabinet meeting of both governments. The plaque will
be permanently installed on the promenade des Premiers-Ministres, located next
to the National Assembly.


    "Our provinces have a history of cooperation and friendship. We will
continue to be strong partners in a prosperous Canada," said Premier McGuinty.

    "Québec is proud to host this historic joint Cabinet meeting. Today's
plaque unveiling is a tangible symbol of Ontario's and Québec's commitment to
strengthening the positive relationship our provinces enjoy," added Premier


    -   More than 500,000 Ontarians report French as their mother tongue.

    -   Franco-Ontarians trace their history back more than 350 years, with
        the establishment of the Mission of Sainte-Marie-Among-the-Hurons in
        Simcoe County.


    See a photo of the promenade des Premiers-Ministres

    Read about Ontario's Francophone population

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