A commemorative postage stamp on the 2nd International Francophone Summit, Quebec :
Issued by Canada
Issued on Sep 2, 1987
About the Stamp Design : The stamp design by Claude Gaudreau of Québec features the newly created symbol for the Québec Summit. The symbol takes its own colours from the flags of the States and Governments participating in the Summit.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 36 Cents
- Québec :
The Second Summit of Heads of State and Heads of Government of Countries Using French as a Common Language will take place in Québec 2-4 September 1987. The first such summit was held in Paris in 1986.
- A Francophone Community :
The Summit evolved out of the wish, first expressed in the 1960s by President Senghor of Senegal, for a Francophone community along the lines of the Commonwealth. Enthusiasm for this suggestion resulted in the creation of an agency for cultural and technical co-operation in 1970. At the first Summit in 1986, the leaders discussed the issues of the day, including the role of French as a fundamental expression of culture and civilization.