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Fête nationale: Events planned all day across Quebec

Events are planned across Quebec to celebrate the Fête nationale.
Events are planned across Quebec to celebrate the Fête nationale. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebecers across the province will be celebrating la Fête nationale Monday, with large-scale events planned in Montreal, Quebec City, Gatineau, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Rimouski and more.

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La Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste (SSJB) announced that a delegation of francophones from Ontario will open the festivities on Saint-Denis Street in Montreal.

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The organization spoke out against recent cuts to French-language services imposed by the Ontario government.

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Franco-Ontarian singer-songwriter Damien Robitaille, who performed Sunday night in Quebec City, also urged Quebecers not to let francophones from other provinces struggle to survive.

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He urged Quebecers to continue to share their French culture.

To celebrate the Quebec holiday, Premier François Legault is attending a morning brunch in Charlemagne, in the Lanaudière region, before heading to a reception at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT) in Montreal and ending his day at a celebration in Repentigny.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is celebrating at Parc Saint-Jean-Baptiste, in Pointe-aux-Trembles in Montreal’s east end before heading to his riding, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension for the evening.

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In Laval, a concert at the Centre de la nature will feature local stars like Marie-Mai, Paul Piché, Hubert Lenoir and Loud.

A show featuring singer Andréanne A. Malette is also planned for Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, which was devastated by spring floods.

The concert, at the municipal park on Laurin Street, will be followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.

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