It's a great honour to serve in this role, and I thank you and the officials for the constructive relationship and the progressive approach that we have to a range of issues, including repealing section 159 of the Criminal Code, and I know there's more to come.
For a few moments, I would like to put on my old hat as parliamentary secretary for official languages and congratulate you on your work with Minister Mélanie Joly regarding the decision to appoint functionally bilingual justices to the Supreme Court. I consider this a tremendous step forward for official language minority communities right across the country.
We know that the official languages committee is studying the full implementation of the Official Languages Act in the criminal justice system. What are some of your goals or hopes; what would you like to see improved in providing access to the justice system to minority language communities?