Mr. Speaker, Le Droit reports this morning that the Ontario education minister is about to announce the establishment of 15 new French-language school boards.
While this is certainly good news, one would hope that Franco-Ontarians will soon have not only all the school boards they need, but also adequate funding in order to end current discriminatory practices.
The group for the development of French Ontario pointed out rightly that the degree of illiteracy among Franco-Ontarians is shamefully high; at 31 per cent, it is comparable to that of third world countries. That is the practical result of a century of linguistic and educational oppression.
It is time for a change. This is a right, not a privilege.