Guy Bourgouin MPP for Mushkegowuk—James Bay

Government of Ontario

Cancellation of Education Program at Laurentian University

Published on November 26, 2019

Last week, students planning to attend Laurentian’s Faculty of Education learned that the school would no longer be offering their intermediate-high school cycle – one of just two French-language teacher’s degree programs in the province. This was devastating news for students who had planned their post-secondary education around becoming high school teachers.

The MPP for Sudbury, Jamie West, and I asked the Premier for an explanation, especially since Francophone school boards in Ontario are packed with students, but lack qualified teachers and personnel.