December 1st, 2018 Sandy Shaw, MPP for Hamilton-West - Ancaster - Dundas speaks out in solidarity with Franco-Ontarians protesting across the province today.
Ms. Shaw has previously risen in the house, describing the decision not to go forward with the Francophone University in Toronto and the changes to the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner as a "blow to the francophone community". Going on to say:
"It’s not only constitutionally guaranteed to have access to language rights; it’s also the right thing and the caring thing to do, to ensure that our fellow francophone Ontarians can always have access to government services, including important health care services, in their own language, one of our two official languages in this country. The French Language Services Commissioner was the protector of that right.
In solidarity with Franco-Ontarians protesting across the province today, Ms. Shaw reiterates her call for the government to listen to the people directly affected by these cuts.
"I join so many people in this province in asking this government to hear the betrayal, the frustration and the outrage from the people of Ontario and restore both the commissioner and the university that aspiring students and their families were counting on. I'm asking this government to listen to its francophone community, this is what accountability is all about."