ON, Canada in talks to revive plans for French-language university

August 29, 2019

The Government of Ontario is negotiating with the Government of Canada about splitting the cost of the French university project that was cancelled late last year. According to CBC, the province has asked Ottawa to contribute $63M toward the project, which it estimates will cost $126M in total. When the project was first announced in 2017, its total cost was estimated at $83M. The province had initially scrapped the project in an effort to balance the budget, a move that outraged Franco-Ontarians. "The people and industries who were counting on it deserve better than for Doug Ford to try to make them a political pawn, playing games with their education, and their constitutional rights," said NDP francophone affairs critic Guy Bourgouin. Sudbury Star | CBC (ON)