Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been invited to Montreal City Hall to receive a key to the city.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante welcomed the teen activist, a prominent voice in the fight against climate change, to receive the honour after a climate march on Sept. 27.
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Thunberg previously expressed interest in coming to Quebec to mark a global day of mobilization for the environment and confirmed her attendance on social media in early September.
In August, she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from England to Manhattan, N.Y. — a two-week trip — to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
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François Geoffroy with the activist group La planète s’invite au parlement said he believes her presence in Montreal will encourage more young people to attend the march. More than 300,000 people are already expected to attend.
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According to several activist groups, at least 860 cities around the world have demonstrations planned for Sept. 27.
There are no plans for the 16-year-old to meet with Quebec Premier François Legault during her visit.
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