ON MPP proposes Franco-Ontarian university

May 28, 2015

A member of Ontario's Provincial Parliament has introduced a bill that would create a new Franco-Ontarian university. France Gélinas, New Democrat MPP for Nickel Belt, says that there is a need for greater access to university programs in French in the province. She proposes an institution with multiple campuses that would be accessible throughout ON. While there is an existing French-language university in northeastern ON—Université de Hearst—Gélinas says that her proposed institution would offer a full range of degrees and programs. "The Université de Hearst does not have the mandate to do this ... [Its] purpose is not to be a university for the entire province," she said. CBC