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Message from the mayor of Québec, FFCN founder

April 29, 2020

We’re all experiencing tough times right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Being in lockdown forces us to adapt, and if there was ever a time to stick together, this is it.

I’m proud to see the way our people are looking after one another, working together so that normal life can resume as soon as possible.

Remarkable initiatives are springing up everywhere you look. Québec City residents are offering their time to help their sick or underprivileged neighbours and staying in touch online with people living alone.

Front windows all over town are decked out with colourful rainbows in a show of support for healthcare workers as our artists put their boundless creativity into getting us all smiling again.

Local businesses have sprung into action to provide food and essentials and are going above and beyond to produce much-needed medical supplies. The outpouring of compassion is unprecedented.

As a founding mayor of the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network (FFCN), I want to encourage you and all our members to keep the faith. As francophone cities, we know what it means to weather a storm. We’ll make it through this one too, as long as we all pull together. Of that I have absolutely no doubt.

It’s going to be OK.

Régis Labeaume
Mayor of Québec

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