Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante apologizes for delivering speech mostly in English
Montreal’s mayor apologized Wednesday for speaking almost entirely in English as she delivered a speech highlighting international foreign investment in Montreal. Valerie Plante admitted she had “clearly” made a mistake by not using more French as she addressed the crowd at an artificial intelligence gathering Tuesday.
She told a council meeting Wednesday morning that she delivers about a dozen speeches weekly, all mainly in French, and is proud to do so: “French is my native language, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante says she gives about a dozen speeches weekly.
it’s the language of my heart, and it’s a great pride for me to use this language in the biggest francophone metropolis in North America.”
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