Symposium | Canada’s Francophonie and Quebec, pre- and post-Doug Ford

Left to right: Martin Meunier; uOttawa; Michel Bock, uOttawa; Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon, Alberta University, François-Olivier Dorais, University of Québec at Chicoutimi, Éric Bedard, TELUQ University.

The November 15, 2018 decision of the Ontario premier to abolish the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner and the position of French Language Services Commissioner, as well as to eliminate funding for a French-language Ontario university, for three French-language magazines produced by the Centre de ressources pédagogiques franco-ontarien, and for Ottawa’s Théâtre de la Nouvelle-Scène raised the anger of Canada’s francophones, but also mobilized them. Is this cross-Canada solidarity movement a sign that Doug Ford’s premiership is a turning point in relations among the country’s francophones, and in particular, with Quebec?

Presentation in French.

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Location: Huguette Labelle Hall, Room 112, Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland

Admission: Free

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