Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
Thank you very much, Minister Joly, for your excellent presentation.
I have a question about indigenous languages that is more important given that our 150th anniversary is 33 days from now. According to a survey in 2011, approximately 14% of indigenous citizens identified an indigenous language as their first language. Also, 64% of Inuit citizens speak their language, compared to 22% of first nations. If you look at the Métis, you see that only 2.5% speak Michif.
We know that language is intrinsically linked to a vibrant culture. What is your department doing now and what are they planning to do in the future to preserve and promote indigenous languages?