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Former FOPL Board member and new MPP expresses disappointment in government cuts to francophone affairs:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/french-language-services-cuts-amanda-simard-1.4915736

Ontario PC MPP blasts Ford government’s cuts to French-language services

Amanda Simard says province’s decisions ‘disappointed me greatly’

Amanda Simard, MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, says she has asked Ontario Premier Doug Ford to reverse the cuts to French-language services. (Denis Babin/CBC)

A newly elected Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP has denounced her party’s decision to scrap the province’s French Language Services Commissioner position and a plan to build a French-language university.

“The decisions made last week concerning the Office of the Commissioner and the Franco-Ontarian University disappoint me greatly,” Amanda Simard said in a French-language Facebook post Wednesday evening.