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During his speech the previous day, Valérie Plante has uttered a few words in French, at the beginning and at the end of his speech.
The mayor Valérie Plante has admitted to making a mistake when she gave a speech almost entirely in English on Tuesday during an announcement on investments that will make Montreal-three british companies in artificial intelligence.
“I made a mistake, certainly, when I spoke to people who were present predominantly in English,” she said Wednesday morning during the weekly meeting of the executive committee.
“As mayor, I do about a dozen speaking engagements per week, which are all in French, and in which there may be segments in English when the context request, she continued. French is my mother tongue, it is the language of my heart. It is a great pride to bring this language in the largest French-speaking metropolis in North America. “
The mayor argued to be the output of his text ” inspired by the moment “. “Now, I’ll stick more to my speech. But I understand the sensitivity and I know it “, she said.
During his speech the previous day, Valérie Plante has uttered a few words in French, at the beginning and at the end of his speech. In view of the protests Tuesday, the mayor apologized on his Twitter account.