I am proud to announce the signing of a letter of agreement with Elections Ontario to ensure that Francophones will have problem-free access to voting in the next provincial election on October 6, 2011.
We have adopted this proactive approach in order to accelerate the complaints resolution process regarding the provision of French-language services during this election.
Elections Ontario has demonstrated to us that it has put in place all the necessary measures for a problem-free vote. All signage, tools and other documents destined for electors as well as required training materials for election staff is ready in both English and French.
However, these efforts by themselves cannot succeed without the active participation of Francophones. That is why I am appealing to the members of our communities to apply for one of the 70,000 election staff positions, to request their services in French during this election, and to promptly report any problems to Elections Ontario by dialing 1 888 668-8683 or by contacting the Commissioner’s Office at 1 866-246-5262.