Here are 9 things to know about Amanda Simard, the Franco-Ontarian rebel MP

Francais Politics

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. 

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