TORONTO – After days & # 39; revolution on the decline in the institutions serving the Francophone, the Progressive Conservative government & # 39; Ontario says making changes designed to recognize contributions "significant and sustained" community Franco Ontarjana.
In statement Friday evening, the Premier Doug Ford says his government is creating the position of Commissioner of French Language Services in the provincial ombudsman office, and seek to turn the office & # 39; & # 39 in Francophone affairs, ministerial.
The toric announced last week that they were transferring the commissioner office of the ombudsman & # 39; & # 39 Ontario and plans; scrapping for university & # 39; French.
The movements triggered massive criticism from Francophone f & # 39; Ontario and Quebec and have been publicly denounced by a member of the group & # 39; own Ford, Amanda Simard, who represents the riding of French majority.
Both Ford and the minister responsible for Frankofoniċi things, Caroline Mulroney, said the reduction was necessary to reduce the provincial deficit, but did not explain how much will be saved.
In a statement on Friday, Ford thanked "all people who have reached" in his office after the announcement last week and said he looks forward to build a "constructive dialogue" with & # 39; Franco -Ontarians.
"They are fighters. They are part of history & # 39; Ontario. They continue to work hard for generations to promote and preserve the culture and their beautiful language in our province", he said.
The government also said that the office & # 39; Ford will hire a senior policy adviser francophone affair. Not announced any changes with respect to & # 39; university, but Mulroney was quoted by saying they're looking forward to the day when the province is located at & # 39; financial position to proceed with & # 39; these projects.