Université de Moncton president nominated as languages commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated the president of the Université de Moncton as the next official languages commissioner.

Raymond Theberge has been president and vice-chancellor of the New Brunswick university since 2012.

The Franco-Manitoban's name began circulating last week as the likely successor to Graham Fraser.

Madeleine Meilleur withdrew her candidacy earlier this year following accusations from the opposition she was too closely linked to the governing Liberals.

— with files from The Canadian Press