Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #09-089
April 6, 2009

French Language Services Directorate Director Appointed

WHITEHORSE – Glenn Hart, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate (FLSD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Francine Blais as the FLSD Director.

“Ms. Blais comes to the Yukon government with excellent credentials developed as an employee of the Government of Ontario,” Hart said. “She has experience in building relationships within a public service environment as well as between government and the francophone community.”

Blais has demonstrated leadership and communication skills with her experience in various French language service capacities over 12 years with the Ontario government.

As manager of French language services in the former Ontario ministries of Consumer and Commercial Relations and Finance, she was involved in consultations and negotiations as well as policy development in support of the delivery of French language services. She also worked as a senior communications officer and manager of French language services with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Blais has extensive experience in human resource management in a client service organization gained over a decade as the Chief Administrative Officer and Registrar of the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal.

Her appointment is effective May 4.


Patricia N. Daws
Public Service Commissioner
Government of Yukon