Carol Jolin: Ontario’s IOF membership is an exciting moment for our community

Ottawa, November 26, 2016 – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) was very happy to hear that Ontario has been granted observer status within the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF). “This is an exciting moment for Ontario’s francophones and francophiles. The province has been seeking membership for many years. The AFO believes that this new status will …

Carol Jolin’s Statement on the 30th anniversary of the French Language Services Act

Ottawa, November 18, 2016 – “Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the French Language Services Act (FLSA). Since its adoption in 1986, the Act has guaranteed Franco-Ontarians access to French-language healthcare services in designated areas. However, while this Act has been extremely beneficial, it is also outdated. An updated Act must be drafted. Thirty years on, the French Language Services …