Files and report of the Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education (Symons Commission) Help

Ontario Government Record Series RG 2-176

Files and report of the Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education (Symons Commission)

About these records

Files and report of the Ministerial Commission on French Language Secondary Education (Symons Commission)
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

1.2 metres of textual records

2 audio reels (circa 60 minutes)

Scope and Content

Series consists of the files and the report of the Ministerial Commission on French-Language Secondary Education (also known as the Symons Commission).

Series contains briefs submitted to the Commission; incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Commission and school boards, French-language advisory committees, francophone and educational associations, parents groups, and other jurisdictions; copies of press releases and newspaper clippings; copies of reports and documentation on education in Ontario and minority-language education in other jurisdictions; the final report of the commission; and petitions submitted to the Minister of Education following the publication of the Commission's report.

The files are arranged in three separate groups. The first group is a general set of correspondence files chronologically by date; the second group are subject files in rough alphabetical order; and the third group is briefs sorted alphabetically by municipality of origin.

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. Series also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario in an intra-governmental transfer from the Ministry of Education in 1978.
Related Material

Related records held by the Archives of Ontario include, Council for Franco-Ontarian Education operational files (Reference Code: RG 2-200).


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession number: 12482.

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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1971-1972 :

Department of Education (AA3)

1972-1973 :

Ministry of Education (AA78)

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