Ontario Elections 2022

To support francophone voters in the Thousand Islands in the upcoming elections on June 2, ACFOMI sent a letter to candidates from all 5 ridings covering its territory.

In this letter, candidates were invited to answer 3 questions regarding francophone issues and their electoral platform before May 23, 2022

Below, you can find the 3 questions we sent as well as the responses we’ve received so far. Responses will be added as we receive them.

Question 1

What would be your top priority for Francophones in your riding if elected in June?

Question 2

The new French Language Services Act allows the Minister of Francophone Affairs to designate government services under the French Language Services Act, including non-designated areas. Is there a government service in your riding that you will work on to have designated?

Question 3

The main obstacle to the Francophonie is the shortage of Francophone and bilingual workers. How do you plan to increase the pool of Francophone and bilingual workers in your riding?

Responses from Parties

Contacted Candidates

Baie de Quinte / Bay of Quinte


  • Todd Smith (PC)
  • Emilie Leneveu (Libéral)
  • Alison Kelly (NDP)

Hastings-Lennox et Addington / Hastings-Lennox and Addington


  • Ric Bresee (PC)
  • Ted Darby (Libéral)
  • Eric DePoe (NDP)
  • Derek Sloan (Ontario Party)



  • John Jordan (PC)
  • Amanda Pulker-Mok (Libéral)
  • Drew Cumpson (NDP)
  • Marlene Spruyt (Vert)

Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands et Rideau Lakes / Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes


  • Steve Clark (PC)
  • Josh Bennett (Libéral)
  • Chris Wilson (NDP)
  • Fiona Jager (Vert)

Kingston et les Îles / Kingston and the Islands


  • Gary Bennett (PC) – no public email address
  • Ted Hsu (Libéral)
  • Mary Rita Holland (NDP)
  • Zachary Typhair (Vert)

We invite you to read the ”Franco Platform” created by the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario to engage political parties all over the province !

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