Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie

Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie

December 21, 2009 09:30 ET

Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie: Jean-Robert Gauthier, an Inspiring Figure for the Canadian Francophonie

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2009) - The Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie wishes to acknowledge the immense contributions made by the Honourable Jean-Robert Gauthier, former Senator and Member of Parliament.

Mr. Gauthier actively promoted French, not only for his fellow Ontarians, but also for the benefit of all of Canadian Francophones. He fought for the right to education in French and helped improve and strengthen the Official Languages Act.

"He is an example to us all. He showed the way forward in his support for Francophones from all parts of Canada and we will continue to be guided by his actions," said the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, British Columbia's Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations and co-chair of the Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie.

Mr. Gauthier's legacy will be his inspiring political career, during which he worked tirelessly to have recognition of the Canadian Francophonie regarded as a cornerstone of our confederation and as a measure of its future success.

The Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie was created in 1994 and includes the federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian Francophonie. The ministers meet annually to deal with various issues related to the Canadian Francophonie, to provide direction for intergovernmental cooperation and to perform a unifying role in support of the Canadian Francophonie.

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Contact Information

  • Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
    Chantal Alarie
    National Co-ordinator
    306-933-6355
    www.cmfc-mccf.ca