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French Language Services Commissioner news, press releases and messages
March 3, 2023 - Press release: Ombudsman announces search for new French Language Services Commissioner
March 31, 2022 - Press release: Laurentian University and province failed to protect French programs from cuts during restructuring, Commissioner reports
March 31, 2022 - Investigation Report: "Strengthening the Designation: A Collaborative Effort"
December 7, 2021 - Press release: French Language Services Commissioner recommends assessment tool to aid government in protecting Ontario's "Linguistic Health"
September 25, 2021 - Press release: Statement from the Commissioner on Franco-Ontarian Day 2021
June 16, 2021 - Press release: French Language Services Commissioner to investigate cuts at Laurentian University
December 10, 2020 - Annual Report of the French Language Services Commissioner: 2019-2020 Annual Report of the French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario
December 10, 2020 - Press release: Commissioner calls on all Ontario ministries to produce plans to improve French language services
December 7, 2020 - The Commissioner's Minute - 8th edition: This link opens in a new tabAnnouncing the upcoming tabling of French Language Commissioner’s 2019-2020 Annual report
September 25, 2020 - La Minute de la Commissaire - 7th edition: This link opens in a new tabCelebrating Franco-Ontarian Day
September 14, 2020 - La Minute de la Commissaire - 6th edition: This link opens in a new tab"Can you speak about the concrete results you’ve achieved so far?"
September 8, 2020 - The Commissioner's Minute - 5th edition: This link opens in a new tab"Why is the month of September so important for Francophones?" And: "What do you do to preserve the French language and culture in Ontario?"
August 31, 2020 - La Minute de la Commissaire - 4th edition: This link opens in a new tab"What is your vision for French language services?" And: "What are your roles?"
August 24, 2020 - La Minute de la Commissaire - 3rd edition: This link opens in a new tab“What happens when you receive a complaint?” And also: “How long does it take to resolve a complaint?”
August 17, 2020 - La Minute de la Commissaire - 2nd edition: This link opens in a new tab“What is the advantage of being in an Ombudsman’s Office?” And: “Do you have autonomy in your work?”
August 10, 2020 - La Minute de la Commissaire - First edition: This link opens in a new tab“Why file a complaint?” And: “What does “last resort” mean?”
June 30, 2020 - Press Release: Ombudsman reports on 2019-2020 - "A year like no other"
May 1, 2020 - Press Release: Ombudsman marks one year of oversight of French language services and children and youth in care
March 23, 2020 - Press release: On the 50th International Francophonie Day and current issues
March 13, 2020 - Press release: Availability of French-Language services essential during coronavirus pandemic says French Language Commissioner
January 23, 2020 - Press release: Joint funding agreement for new French-language university in Ontario is “great news for the francophone community” says Commissioner Burke
January 15, 2020 - Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé and Commissioner Kelly Burke at Queen’s Park:
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January 13, 2020 - Press Release: Ombudsman appoints Kelly Burke as new French Language Services Commissioner
August 15, 2019 - Press Release: Ontario Ombudsman launches nationwide search for French Language Services Commissioner
May 2, 2019 - Press Release: Ombudsman can now take complaints about children’s aid societies and French Language Services