Thursday, 11 October 2018

Canada and Quebec Pull Support For Michaëlle Jean For La Francophonie Top Spot

Quebec Premier-designate François Legault tweeted Tuesday that his province will not support Jean and will instead join what he called the African consensus.


The Canadian and Quebec governments are pulling their support for former governor general Michaëlle Jean to remain as head of the international organization of French-speaking nations.

Members of la Francophonie will choose between Jean — who has held the top spot since 2014 — and Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo during the organization’s summit in Armenia on Oct. 11-12.
Canada and Quebec Pull Support For Michaëlle Jean For La Francophonie Top Spot
Quebec Premier-designate Francois Legault tweeted today that his province will not support Jean and will instead join what he called the African consensus.

The Rwandan minister already enjoys the support of France and the African Union.

A spokesman for federal minister responsible for la Francophonie, Melanie Joly, said today in an email that Canada would rally around the consensus.

Jean has been dogged by accusations of excessive spending during her time as head of la Francophonie after Quebecor media outlets reported she spent $500,000 renovating her rented Paris residence and as well as $20,000 on a piano.
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