Chapleau Rallying Over Changes to Ontario's French Language Services

Chapleau will rally this weekend over changes to Ontario's French-language services.

Mayor Michael Levesque explains the rally is a chance to show opposition to the changes.

Numerous political figures across Canada - particularly francophones - have raised concerns about the PC government's decision to scrap plans for a French-language university and abolish the independent office of the French Language Services Commissioner - with an Ottawa-area Tory even leaving the party over it - prompting Premier Doug Ford to re-establish the commissioner's office within the office of the provincial ombudsman, while making the Office of Francophone Affairs into a new Ministry of Francophone Affairs.

Chapleau's rally will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the gazebo behind the Civic Centre.