The Senate of Canada and the Canada–France Interparliamentary Association host the Canada–France Symposium, entitled “The Legacy of France in Canada Over 400 Years,” Ottawa, Ont., November 14–15, 2008. This event is being held in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec in 1608.
The opening ceremony on November 14th features addresses by François Delattre (the French ambassador to Canada) and senators Serge Joyal (Quebec), Rose-Marie Losier-Cool (New Brunswick) and Lise Bacon (Quebec).
This session also includes a keynote address by Paul-André Linteau, a professor in the History Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Mr. Linteau’s speech explores four centuries of French immigration to Canada and Quebec. After speaking, Mr. Linteau fields questions from symposium attendees.