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French Language Services Commissioner's Appointment Renewed

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French Language Services Commissioner's Appointment Renewed

McGuinty Government Extends Appointment For Three Years

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

Ontario is extending the appointment of French Language Services Commissioner, François Boileau, for another three years, starting September 2009. His current two-year appointment ends in August 2009.

The French Language Services Commissioner has a mandate to lead independent investigations under the French Language Services Act, either in response to complaints or on his own initiative. The Commissioner also prepares reports on his investigations and monitors the progress made by government agencies in the delivery of French-language services in Ontario.

Since his appointment, the Commissioner released his first Annual Report, tabled on June 17, 2008, and will release a Special Report on health, to be unveiled on Thursday, May 7, 2009.

Mr. Boileau is known for his engaging leadership style and open dialogue with government ministries, employees and the Francophone community.

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“I am very encouraged to see that the Commissioner’s pro-active approach is being recognized and appreciated for its true worth. The Ontario government and Ontario’s Francophones are benefiting tremendously from the Commissioner’s analysis and promotion of French-language services. Mr. Boileau has been a stalwart supporter of all Ontarians.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

“I am honoured by the trust that this government has placed in me by extending my mandate. This renewal confirms the support that my team and I need to pursue this crucial dialogue with the government, its employees, and the Francophone community of Ontario.”

François Boileau

French Language Services Commissioner

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