But NDP MPP France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), who has twice introduced private member’s bills for a French-language university, noted that no money has yet been earmarked for it and expressed concern about its proposed location in Toronto.
“The northerners are the big losers,” said Gélinas, pointing to the pockets of franco-Ontarians in Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.
“I have nothing against a campus in Toronto and more programs in the southwest, but that’s not what we need. The need is throughout the province,” she said.
“This has to be province-wide.”