Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Montreal celebrating its 375th birthday today

“Montreal is celebrating its 375th birthday.

Over the past year, the city has been hosting events to celebrate the milestone anniversary.

The festivities kick into high gear Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard meeting Mayor Denis Coderre.

Trudeau told reporters at city hall he is proud to be a Montrealer even though he was born in Ottawa.

The prime minister says his birthday wish for Montreal is another 375 years of diversity, pride and openness.

Montreal was known as Ville-Marie when it was founded on May 17, 1642.”

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