Ford government cuts to services for Franco-Ontarians are more than just adversely affected by 620,000 francs. They are assaulting Canada's commitment to official languages and hundreds of thousands of English-speaking families that have accepted French in immersion and other programs in Ontario and across Canada.
Across our country, Anglophone children are learning French in previous numbers. According to the latest figures from the government of Ontario, on any day there are more than 280,000 Ontario students doing more French than English language board – everything from post-school learning immersed in France. Across the country, add another 200,000.
Half a million children in England are learning intensively in the official language of Canada – every day throughout the week.
But there's a lot more to play than that. These children and their families also show a strong commitment to our nation's country. They need to make an active choice. It's very inconvenient and challenging – especially with the extra requests we send to students today.
In many places in the continent and in the country, students and their families must influence important obstacles to find out what level of second language education they are doing want and they need. But year after year these students and the parent will register in registration numbers.
The growing interest in a French immersion from people who came to Canada has been growing; show us that we are willing to negotiate and negotiate and support our widely recognized francophone minority organizations. Across Ontario, Peel Region is one of the finest areas for moving French – where there is an emigration of 80% of the population's growth. And in the main community of Doug Ford, Etobicoke, new opportunities for French immersion were a major issue in these school financial elections.
Those families know that something is more important than language learning or credit gathering. Something called a nation building.
And it does not happen in vain. The support for French learning is directly related to the health and growth of the Canadian population of Canada – including a million-plus francophones who are in a position; live outside Quebec. It is a sensitive ecosystem. That's why the cuts on minority language services in Ontario are as wrong and damaging.
The view that belongs to Franco-Ontarians is a contributing to our national identity and international credit. It will affect the unity as a nation. It will enhance our reputation as a good place to do & # 39; live and a good place to do business. That's what we are and what we aim to be.
80 per cent of Ontarians support official languages. But we can anglo be unhappy. We are very well used for our local government to work for us, their support, and & # 39; Promoting and protecting French as the first language and as a second language.
The French Language Services Commissioner is cut off by the willingness of his / her. Get involved when we support from & # 39; our French minority support a bit of embarrassment. Just five years ago, the post was appointed as an Officer of the legislation with unanimous support from advanced, Liberal Conservatives and NDP.
The plans are innovative for learning in the 21st century in French at the University of Ontario, and not only for Franco-Ontarians but also to our French immersion classes and City of Toronto . It is another reason to invest in post-secondary opportunities in the GTA. And reducing after-school is just a cost without a positive analysis of strong business; hiring.
In 2017 the legislation was approved by the PCs saying their "long-term" support for the French university in both official languages and also asking the project to be expanded to take more programs. The quibble was only cost-capable. It is clear that the support was not sufficient enough to protect this new attack on reasonable services for Franco-Ontarians.
The legislation that makes this defense is the name "Acting to put the Ontario house of houses in order." It should be referred to as "Making Ontario a penny-pile and pillow while it also fulfilled coastal Canadians – coastline to coastline, causing a language emergency without need, which focuses on the most anglophone in Ontario that supports official language culture, and threatens the unity of Canada. "
Mary Cruden a volunteer member of the French as a Second Language Advisory Committee at the Toronto District School Board and the Ontario Prix of the Francophonie.