Friday , May 7 2021

MPP Amanda Simard leaves computers, will sit as independent

Eastern Ontario MPP Amanda Simard leaves the progressive conservative party to sit as an independent.

The Glengari-Prescott-Russell representative, which includes the eastern edge of Ottawa and the communities east of the city, gave no reason in the letter Wednesday from the speaker's office.

She declined to comment on Radio Canada on Wednesday morning after breaking news.

However, it is largely opposed to the francophone policies of its party over the past week and has openly contemplated its future with computers.

These policies include a delayed move to reduce the province's French language commissioner.

Computers are moving forward by canceling funding for a new university in French.

Simard was elected for her first term in Queen's Park in June to represent riding with many francophone men.

The latest census shows that 66 percent of the population on a riding boat is able to conduct a conversation in the two official languages.

She was the first non-liberal MOP for horseback riding, which was formed in 1999.

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