Annual Report 2013-2014

Rooting for Francophones

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An Independent Commissioner

“The recommendation to make the Commissioner an officer reporting to the Legislative Assembly is a logical, reasoned proposal from a
government that is serious about Francophone heritage and about the vitality of this province’s community of 611,500 Franco-Ontarians.”

The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur
Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

January 1, 2014, will be a day to remember in the history of Ontario’s Francophonie. That is the date on which the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner became an independent body, reporting to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and not to a minister. This key moment is an exciting time for Ontario’s Francophones.

In a public letter, the Commissioner thanked wholeheartedly the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, for tabling Bill 106 and for her leadership, her vision and her essential and crucial support.

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