Petitioners lobby ON government to reinstate Francophone university

January 11, 2019

Nearly 11,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the Ontario government reinstate plans for acancelled Francophone university, reports the North Bay Nugget. Clayre Bertrand, who launched the petition, told the Nugget that the petition was presented to the House of Commons’ Committee on Official Languages when it reached 7,000 signatures. Normand Labrie, the proposed university’s interim President, said in a statement that the project is not dead, and that it already has a working board of governors, approved campus site, and the beginnings of an academic program. North Bay Nugget |Journal de Montréal[Fr] (ON)