The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) and the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO) are pleased to see that the Legislative Assembly of Ontario will debate the question of updating the French Language Services Act following the tabling of a private member’s bill by Ottawa-Vanier MPP/Députée Nathalie Des Rosiers.
Updating the French Language Services Act (FLSA) is the Franco-Ontarian community’s top priority and a long-standing demand. “A great step forward was made in 1986 when the Act was adopted, but today it should be recognized that the Act must reflect the realities and needs of Francophones in the 21st century. Now more than ever, the Act needs to be overhauled. We have taken note of the Minister of Francophone Affairs’ willingness to modernize the FLSA and we will continue to work with the Minister in carrying out this commitment,” said Mr. Carol Jolin, president of AFO.