ON plan for French-language university “far from concrete”

August 30, 2019

An unnamed source from the Government of Canada told iPolitics that the Government of Ontario’s proposal to revive a francophone university was communicated to Ottawa through an abrupt phone call with no accompanying paperwork. The source also accused ON of putting the offer forward as a way to help the federal Conservative party on this year’s campaign trail. Federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer had expressed concern about ON’s decision to axe the university late last year, adds iPolitics. Jeremy Ghio, a spokesperson for Federal Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly, said that “we are still far from a concrete proposal from the province.” iPolitics (ON)