Prime Minister visiting the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec

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

Prime Minister Trudeau will be there to continue the summer meet and greets that began in July in other parts of Canada.

His planned events include visits to farms, wind farms and train conversion factories in New Richmond.

Trudeau’s last stop in the region came in full pre-election mode, just a month before he called for the federal election.

The visit comes as local governments prepare for elections in which the future of the French will play a major role.

New data from the Census on Wednesday showed Gaspe was the only area in the state where the percentage of French-speaking people increased in the past five years.

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