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Pour des économies dérisoires

La décision du nouveau gouvernement ontarien de sabrer dans certains services vitaux aux Franco-Ontariens en a surpris plusieurs. En tant que Franco-Canadien, cette décision mal avisée et non suffisamment justifiée sur la place publique vient me chercher dans les tripes. Ma réaction est viscérale car ce n’est pas seulement des services ou des institutions phares de la dualité linguistique qui sont visées. On s’en est pris à des personnes brillantes que j’affectionne et que je connais.

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Abolishing Ontario’s French language Commissioner is a blow to minority rights across Canada

Francophone Ontario is the barometer of francophone communities in Canada. What happens if the wind changes direction or if a low-pressure system moves in?

A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. It is a gauge of the environment and weather systems. Official language minority communities in Canada know all too well how much environment plays a role in the expression of identity and collective aspirations. These systems, which come and go, can often hinder development (low pressure) or, in some cases, facilitate positive actions (high pressure).

Currently, there is a fast moving low-pressure system that seems to be threatening Francophones in Ontario and elsewhere. Canadians, and especially those who believe in linguistic duality, should be very concerned. The very fabric of the country might be tearing at the seams.

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