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Official Language[edit]

Services disponsible en Français for all government services, although some local offices are english only. Not sure about French only. Ontario has always had a French population and in some regions I believe the proportion of French to English is increasing, if still small. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:00, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

French in Ontario[edit]

Submitted by DonaldRichardSands (talk) 00:20, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

The French Language Services Act (1986) (FLSA) guarantees an individual's right to receive services in French from Government of Ontario ministries and agencies in 25 designated areas.

DonaldRichardSands (talk) 00:23, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately certain areas that have bilingual services still doesn't give French official language status in the province. UrbanNerd (talk) 03:05, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I agree. It is of interest to Wikipedia readers, IMO, that Ontario has the FLSA. There probably are not very many jurisdictions which have such a legislated arrangement. The article should mention the fact at some point. DonaldRichardSands (talk) 21:31, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
I understand "official" to mean that the government recognizes a language in which it will conduct official business. In the case of French in Ontario, it's not unconditional, but the FLSA makes French "official" in my view. The current description of English as de facto, and French as regional is accurate, I think. Willondon (talk) 02:57, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


There seems to be a mild edit war going on regarding the premiership. Dalton McGuinty announced his resignation on Monday, October 15, but has not yet left the position of premier. In his speech he said "I will remain as Premier until that leadership convention." So until the Liberals pick a new leader, McGuinty remains premier. Pburka (talk) 01:30, 18 October 2012 (UTC)


I have restored the info that is references about the airport. Not sure what the problem is - We now have 3 editors that see the value in the information. I dont see an advertisement at all just facts - that I do find interesting and that links to other articles of the same interest.Moxy (talk) 18:31, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

I have partially reverted the statement. The part about it being one of the "world's largest air transportation hubs" is complete BS and original research. There are countless other larger /busier/more important hubs than YYZ. Pearson is small potatoes on a world scale. The referenced info about being the busiest in Canada was restored. UrbanNerd (talk) 18:41, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Did you look up this so called BS stuff before reverting edits made by a Yale/Harvard educated historian that you call "gramps" - Top 30 is small potatoes? It has made the top 30 list as seen here for years.Moxy (talk) 18:59, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
We needn't go into excess detail about the airport's statistics. But, it's pretty relevant to state that the main airport in Ontario is the country's largest. And that fact is adequately sourced. So, straight-up deletion was uncalled for. --Ħ MIESIANIACAL 22:24, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Agreed full deletion may have been excessive and was reinstated. But top 30 is absolutely small potatoes. If a reader wants to go into extreme detail about the airport the link to the Pearson article is provided. UrbanNerd (talk) 23:26, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
I do believe that 29th out of 43,983 is not small - but agree does not need to be said.Moxy (talk) 23:31, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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NE vs E part of Ontario[edit]

Although NE might technically a subset of East, in Ontario they each refer to different locations. Eastern Ontario is east of Central Ontario, which is Toronto and the 905 belt, so it's (roughly) the region from about Kingston to the Quebec border and north to maybe North Bay. Northeastern Ontario is (roughly) everything north of that region, bounded by St James bay on the west. Anyways, bevause they are considered distinct zones, I reverted the changed that removed the distinction between the two areas. --Ca2james (talk) 04:17, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Flag icons[edit]

There has been some disputes to have flag icons in the infobox on various cities WP:INFOBOXFLAG states: "Human geographic articles – for example settlements and administrative subdivisions – may have flags of the country and first-level administrative subdivision in infoboxes; however, physical geographic articles – for example, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and swamps – should not. Where a single article covers both human and physical geographic subjects (e.g. Manhattan), or where the status of the territory is subject to a political dispute, the consensus of editors at that article will determine whether flag use in the infobox is preferred or not." Meaning that cities, being human geographic articles could potentially be permitted to have flag icons. In addition there are many other articles such as New York City, Moncton, Fredericton, Las Vegas, etc. that have flags in the infoboxes. I am interested to see you input. Thanks. Vaselineeeeeeee (talk) 00:22, 30 January 2015 (UTC)