Regulation - LGIC

Designation of Additional Areas: amendments to Ontario Regulation 407/94

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
French Language Services Act
Summary of Decision:
The designation of the City of Markham was approved and will come into force on July 1, 2018.

With regard to the City of Oshawa, the Office of Francophone Affairs has withdrawn the proposal for this city's designation in order to address the concerns expressed during the consultation period by the Regional Municipality of Durham.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
April 10, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
The Office of Francophone Affairs proposes to add the cities of Markham and Oshawa to the list of designated areas under the French Language Services Act. The proposed amendment to the regulation has been requested by the Francophone communities of both cities and is supported by all members of the Provincial Parliament representing these areas.

If approved, these designations would come into force three years from the date of designation to allow ministries time for French-language services capacity building. After this period, any member of the public who requests provincial government services has the right to be served in French in any head office of a provincial government ministry or agency located in or that serves these areas.

Contact Address:
Suite 200, 700 Bay St
Toronto, ON M7A 0A2
Effective Date:
July 1, 2018