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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Montréal’s 375th anniversary

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal:

“Three hundred and seventy-five years ago today, French colonists led by Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, and Jeanne Mance established the fur trade settlement of Ville-Marie. Centuries later, we celebrate this major anniversary for the diverse and thriving Montréal we know today.