“Jean-Robert, you have always been and will always be our Franco-Ontarian hero.”1 With these words, Gisèle Lalonde, president of S.O.S. Montfort, welcomes Senator Jean-Robert Gauthier to the grand rally to support the Montfort Hospital. Weakened by illness, Jean-Robert Gauthier, who a few weeks earlier could scarcely use his hands, waves a little green and white flag.
1 Quoted from Michel Gratton, Montfort. La lutte d’un peuple, Ottawa, Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques, p. 110 (translated from the original).