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March 01, 2019

Quebec Must Help Sherbrooke to Hold the Jeux de la Francophonie 


Jeux de la francophonie

Quebec, February 28, 2019. – At the beginning of February, the MNA for Bourassa-Sauvé and Official Opposition Critic for International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Paule Robitaille, invited the Government of Quebec to demonstrate leadership and intervene to save the Jeux de la Francophonie.

Tomorrow, March 1st, the Jeux de la Francophonie’s Organizing Committee will open applications for the 2021 games. The Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Ms. Nadine Girault, could ask for the specifications for the City of Sherbrooke, which has expressed an interest in hosting the games, and formally present the city’s candidacy, if that is truly the government’s intention.

After having announced insufficient funding to hold these games, Ms. Nadine Girault had promised to speak with her federal counterpart. Was she able to make an agreement with Ottawa to ensure an adequate distribution of costs?

The Premier talks about the pride of being a Quebecer. Hosting the Jeux de la Francophonie is the opportunity for Quebec to assume its role as an undisputed leader within La Francophonie and work with Ottawa to save the games. François Legault says he is a dealmaker; let’s see him prove it by negotiating a fair agreement with Ottawa so that Sherbrooke can host these games.

– Paule Robitaille, MNA for Bourassa-Sauvé and Official Opposition Critic for International Relations and La Francophonie