After her moving plea for the continuation of Franco-Ontarian institutions the day before, MP Amanda Simard left Thursday morning the Progressive Conservative Party to denounce the cuts in the Francophonie .
Here are 9 things to know about it:
– She was elected to the Ontario Legislature for the first time last June, winning 40.86% of the vote.
– She was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
– His electoral district is that of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, one of the two provincial constituencies with a French majority in Ontario.
– Before Simard’s arrival, the riding had always been liberal since the early 1980s.
– She is the first woman in history to represent this riding.
– Aged 28, she is the youngest member of the Progressive Conservative Party.
– Prior to her election, she was a municipal councilor in the municipality of Russell from 2014 to 2018.
– She has a specialized graduate studies in 2 e cycle Common Law and Transnational Law (Juris Doctor).
– She was the recipient of many honors and scholarships during her studies.