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Marilissa Gosselin is seen here on election night in 2011.

Marilissa Gosselin named senior policy advisor on Francophone Affairs for Ford government

Former Glengarry-Prescott-Russell PC candidate Marilissa Gosselin has been named a senior policy advisor for Francophone Affairs, to work from Premier Doug Ford’s office.

The appointment keeps a promise made by the Ford government in November, as part of the government’s concession that it had gone too far with proposed cuts to French-language services.

Gosselin lost the provincial election in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell by 1,344 votes to Liberal Grant Crack in 2011. That seat also made the news in recent weeks, as recently-elected Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Amanda Simard left the PC caucus even after Ford made rolled back some of his original cuts to Francophone services.

Those cuts included eliminating the French-language services commissioner and the cancellation of promised funding for a French-language university. Immediate backlash and demonstrations happened across the province and to some extent, across the country and the French-language services commissioner was reinstated, but under the umbrella of the Ombudsman’s office. Caroline Mulroney was named Minister of Francophone Affairs and Ford said the government would hire a policy advisor for francophone affairs to work in Ford’s office.

Gosselin and her family live in Eastern Ontario.

 

Louise Sproule

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Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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