Mississauga (ON), November 16, 2018 – “Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) stands with our partners in the Franco-Ontarian community, the Office of the Commissioner of French Language Services, L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), le Collège Boréal, le Collège Glendon and Groupe Média TFO. We call on Caroline Mulroney, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs to reverse the government‘s decision to cut funding to them French language Services Commissioner and l’Université de l’Ontario français.” stated Denise Massie, CPF Ontario President.
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) believes in a Canada where French- and English-speakers live together in mutual respect with an understanding and appreciation of each other’s language and culture and where linguistic duality forms an integral part of society.
In 2013, CPF Ontario supported the adoption of Bill 106 to make the French Language Services Commissioner an officer of the Legislature to ensure strong oversight of Francophone rights in Ontario, as did MPPs from all parties.
CPF works to increase the number of Official Language bilinguals in Ontario by creating and promoting opportunities for youth to learn and use French. L’Université de l’Ontario français is an important initiative to increase postsecondary opportunities for Franco-Ontario and francophile youth, building on Ontario’s academic and economic status in Canada and on the broader world stage.
Canadian Parents for French (Ontario)