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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Julie Gilman has taken the reigns as the brand new complaints officer for P.E.I.’s French Language Providers Act.
Gilman stepped into the position in Could with 20 years of expertise working within the provincial authorities.
Beforehand working with the Division of Well being, the Acadian Museum of P.E.I. and the Acadian and Francophone Affairs Secretariat, she presently is employed at Veterans Affairs Canada.
Whereas within the place, Gilman will examine complaints filed on the second degree below the act complaints system.
She is going to solely be concerned within the assessment course of if the French language service co-ordinator is unable to resolve or dismiss the grievance or if the complainant particularly asks the officer to assessment the dismissal.
“I’ve labored for French language companies for a few years and imagine that the act and the grievance course of have a strong basis,” she stated.
“The implementation of the act and the complaints officer could make a giant distinction for Islanders who need French language companies from their authorities.”
Gilman famous that she hasn’t had to take a look at a grievance but however thinks it is going to be fascinating to use the act’s grievance system to make clear the supply of French language companies.
“It’s a problem to have the ability to serve the neighborhood and the federal government effectively by giving cheap recommendation that complies with the act.”
She hopes to lower the variety of complaints throughout her five-year time period and to see further designated companies.
Extra details about the grievance system may be discovered online.