Carol Jolin’s statement on the federal cabinet shuffle

Ottawa, July 18, 2018 – “The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) would like to congratulate The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez on becoming the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and The Honourable Mélanie Joly on becoming the new Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

The AFO is pleased that there is now a minister in charge of official languages and la Francophonie. This change is promising for the development of francophone communities all across Canada, and especially in the provinces and territories where francophones are a minority.

We will know more about the tasks assigned to both ministers once their mandate letters are published. The AFO is particularly interested in hearing more about the implementation of the Action Plan for Official Languages,” said Carol Jolin, the President of the AFO.