"For the first time in its history, the City of Montréal is making a coherent commitment to promoting the French language, while preserving the cultural and linguistic rights of the English-speaking community and Indigenous nations," she said in a statement.
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The 24 "actions" outlined in an online presentation include reaffirming French as the official language of city communications; promoting "Francophone works and heritage (performing arts, cinema, literature, etc.)" in libraries and cultural centres; and "[promoting] the French language among English-speaking and allophone students in post-secondary institutions."
The mayor says that the plan "will allow us to reaffirm, day after day, the importance of the French language as an official and shared language in our city" and "support citizens who wish to live in French, particularly newcomers."
The plan will apply to all 19 boroughs. Officials will implement it through 2024.