Montreal honours its founders, stresses diversity at 375th anniversary celebration
The French founders of Montreal and the Indigenous people who inhabited the island before their arrival were honoured as part of a full day of events marking the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations.
“I think it’s a great moment that we are living today, because we always put forward the idea of living together,” Mayor Denis Coderre said Wednesday.
“We started with the French, with the Indigenous people. We have our flag that represents the English, the Irish and the Scottish, then all that wonderful diversity that sends a strong message that living together is part of our DNA.”
Coderre was …