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Old 05-13-2018, 08:20 AM
 
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that means in other provinces more francophones give up French and turn into Anglophones than vice versa.
Resistance is futile
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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Why does it have to be seen as a competition? If I were a French speaker I would be thrilled to see more French presence in any place
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Why does it have to be seen as a competition? If I were a French speaker I would be thrilled to see more French presence in any place
I don't even know if it was a competition but at the end of the day, I agree with you. To see French expanded in a place isn't a bad thing. It may not make a big dent in the Toronto community but it is a community that has absolutely been complaining that there are a lack of French only options in higher education in the city.

Another thing that some don't consider is that Toronto is often a launching point to Canada. Perhaps some of those who learn at the institution will actually relocate to QC after they graduate. So no, it doesn't have to be seen as a competition.

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Old 05-13-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Oh wait I missed the very first sentence of QCOpec's post lol.. Toronto IS getting this FLU. It's in the bag. Why are we having this discussion it's over Toronto won.. Sorry Ottawa and Sudbury you are not the most French deserved city in Ontario for a FLU Toronto is :P

https://www.blogto.com/city/2017/08/...rsity-ontario/

This FLU will provide Toronto's burgeoning French speaking community with much needed relief.. Glendon is bursting at the seems here..
Yes it has already been decided.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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FYI the population that has French as a mother tongue (including French as one of multiple mother tongues)

Ottawa: 145,000 (16%)
NE Ontario: 124,000 (23%)
Toronto Area: 93,000 (1.5%)

Then there's some smaller amounts of francophones in Windsor, Welland, Eastern Ontario (ex Cornwall), Penetanguishene.

With reduced networking opportunities with employers and communities in the Francophone (or rather - more bilingual) parts of the province I think the likelihood of them moving to Quebec are higher whereas if it was located in Ottawa/NE Ontario there'd be a higher chance of them staying in their communities. It will increase the likelihood of Francophones from NE Ontario and Ottawa getting their post-secondary education in French so it's better than nothing, but the Toronto location won't strengthen the Franco-Ontarian community as much as a more northern location would have.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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FYI the population that has French as a mother tongue (including French as one of multiple mother tongues)

Ottawa: 145,000 (16%)
NE Ontario: 124,000 (23%)
Toronto Area: 93,000 (1.5%)

Then there's some smaller amounts of francophones in Windsor, Welland, Eastern Ontario (ex Cornwall), Penetanguishene.

With reduced networking opportunities with employers and communities in the Francophone (or rather - more bilingual) parts of the province I think the likelihood of them moving to Quebec are higher whereas if it was located in Ottawa/NE Ontario there'd be a higher chance of them staying in their communities. It will increase the likelihood of Francophones from NE Ontario and Ottawa getting their post-secondary education in French so it's better than nothing, but the Toronto location won't strengthen the Franco-Ontarian community as much as a more northern location would have.
Eastern Ontario outside of Ottawa has a lot more than a few francophones. Probably just under 100,000.

Aside from that good points.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Well, so much for that. Doug Ford's government has just announced they are cancelling this project.


https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle...wxdrpzvq0achk8
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