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Official Languages committee  I would like to provide an answer to your first question as to whether there is evidence that parents are choosing French immersion rather than French as a first language. We don't have hard data, but we know it does happen for a number of reasons. If there's not a nearby school,

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  Or if it's too crowded.

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  At the moment, we are very concerned. When the new cabinet was sworn in, a mandate letter was given to Minister Joly, who is responsible for the francophonie and official languages. It was clearly indicated that she had to change the census. People had hope when they saw that it

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  Two-thirds of our school boards are in Ontario, because Ontario is the great bastion of francophones outside Quebec. So the increases are quite significant in Ontario. They are also significant in Nova Scotia because of the growing up in French program, which has made it possible

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  If I may complement the information, the Syrian refugees are a good example. When they landed in Canada, they had the opportunity to choose which system to send their kids through. In New Brunswick, unfortunately, which is the only officially bilingual province of this country,

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  In some provinces, it is on a case-by-case basis. In Nova Scotia, for example, there is a grandfather clause that allows the lost generations to register their children. In the case of a couple whose children apparently attended English school because they were not able to send

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  I'd like to add something, if I may, Mr. Beaulieu. I'm fortunate enough to wear two hats at the same time, one as director general of Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones and one as the executive director of Regroupement national des directions générales d'éd

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  They are temporary spaces, but they'll conceivably be used for—

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand

Official Languages committee  I'd like to add something to what Mr. Chartrand said. For example, École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont in Toronto has 293 spots, but 399 actual students—106 more than it should—not to mention 10 portables. Within five years, it's expected to have 526 students, another 126. That will

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Valérie Morand