Legault salutes the courage of those who defend “true freedom” in Ukraine

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Legault salutes the courage of those who defend “true freedom”” in Ukraine

Quebec Premier François Legault and Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante took part in Remembrance Day ceremonies in downtown Montreal on Friday.

Prime Minister François Legault paid tribute to those who fought under the flag to defend democracy. He also wanted to salute the courage of these men and women who are currently fighting in Ukraine to defend “true freedom”.

Mr. Legault attended the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Place du Canada in downtown Montreal on Friday morning. Accompanied by his spouse Isabelle Brais, the Prime Minister laid a wreath of flowers at the foot of the cenotaph dedicated to the brave of Montreal.

We have a duty to remember. There are courageous men and courageous women who went to defend our values ​​of freedom, of democracy, Mr. Legault told reporters at the end of the event.

Several other elected officials, such as the federal and provincial ministers responsible for Indigenous relations, Marc Miller and Ian Lafrenière, were present at the ceremony, as was the mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plant.

In Montreal, as in many Canadian cities, remembrance ceremonies were held on Friday morning in honor of veterans and those who serve in the military.

The Prime Minister said he had a thought for all those young adults who went to fight during the Second World War, and for the parents of those soldiers who never returned.

I think we owe a huge debt to everyone who did it. Unfortunately, in 2022, when we see what is happening in Ukraine, there are still risks of war, said François Legault.

“We must say a huge thank you to those who choose to defend our interests, once again, our democracy, freedom, true freedom.

— François Legault, Premier of Quebec

Many people had gathered around Place du Canada to observe the ceremony which lasted about an hour .

Unlike last year with the health restrictions, this time the public could witness more closely the different sequences of the commemoration.

As tradition dictates, 21 cannon shots were fired during the celebration. About fifty wreaths were laid at the foot of the cenotaph by several representatives of organizations.

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