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Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Francophone college petition

Please sign and circulate our petition
To: Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada

À l'Assemblée législative de l'Ontario - To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario;

Attendu que l'ancien gouvernement conservateur a fermé le Collège des Grands Lacs en 2001 de façon illégale et anticonstitutionnelle, sans avoir consulté la communauté francophone du centre sud-ouest de l’Ontario;

Whereas the former Conservative government illegally and unconstitutionally closed Collège des Grands Lacs in 2001, without consulting the francophone community of central and southwestern Ontario;

et Attendu que le gouvernement libéral actuel appuie la décision du gouvernement Harris de fermer le seul collège francophone de la plus grande ville du Canada, pays bilingue;

And Whereas the current Liberal government supports the decision of the Harris government to close the only francophone college in the largest city in Canada, a bilingual country;

et Attendu que les 500 000 personnes qui parlent français de cette région ont droit à leur propre collège, avec les programmes en français dans un campus francophone;

And Whereas the 500,000 people who speak French in this region have a right to their own college, with programs in French, on a francophone campus;

Nous, soussignés, adressons à l'Assemblée législative de l'Ontario la pétition suivante :
Que le ministère de la Formation, des Collèges et des Universités rétablisse un collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie à Toronto pour la communauté francophone du centre sud-ouest de l'Ontario sous une nouvelle administration.

We the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly as follows:
That the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities re-establish a College of Applied Arts and Technology for the francophone community of central and south western Ontario, under a new administration.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

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