Trudeau travels to Gaspésie in Quebec

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resumes his summer political tour today with a trip to Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula.

Trudeau is there to continue the summer meet and greets he started in July in other parts of Canada.

Its planned events include visits to a farm, a wind farm and a train modernization plant in New Richmond.

Trudeau’s latest stop in the region came while he was in pre-campaign mode just a month before calling a federal election.

This visit comes as the provincial government prepares to take part in an election in which the future of French will undoubtedly play a major role.

On Wednesday, new census data showed Gaspésie was the only region in the province where the proportion of people reporting French as their first language has increased over the past five years.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 18, 2022.