Not having the ability to speak and work in French can be a major economic disadvantage in certain regions of the Province (East and North).
We want to attract talent to these regions internationally, but also domestically from other provinces and from other, more English-speaking parts of Ontario- but subsidized French language training seems to be only available to new Canadians.
Having more French speakers will better support our Franco-Ontarian community.
Therefore, it would benefit the province if, in regions where providing service in French is widespread, to offer free French language training to unilingual-English Canadians who are not from bilingual regions of the Province where the opportunities to learn are much more limited. .