From left to right are: West Hawkesbury ward councillors Gerry Miner and Sarah Bigelow, Champlain Mayor Normand Riopel, Longueuil ward councillor Violaine Tittley and L'Orignal ward councillor Jacques Lacelle. Seven councillors were present at the township's regular meeting, which took place on December 11. Vankleek Hill ward councillor Troy Carkner was absent.
At Champlain Township’s most recent meeting, council approved a resolution demanding that the Ontario government reverse its decision to cut francophone services. The resolution is asking the provincial government to reverse its decision to transfer the French-language services commissioner’s mandate to the Ontario Ombudsman and that it reinstate the French Language Services Commissioner as it was before.
The resolution also demands that the province reinstate funding for a French-language university in Ontario and that it restore funding cuts to Francophone projects.
The resolution stated that the request was being made by Champlain Township, which is a bilingual community and stated that the township was disappointed that the province had cut francophone services in light of the fact that francophones receive limited services in the first place.
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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