It was simply part of this diversity of experience that she has had, her understanding of what it means to be a minority, what it means to have to struggle for your rights. Earlier today I used the expression that there was a patina of humanity on her because of all the things that she has seen and experienced.
Of course, many people do not realize there is a large franco-Albertan community or that the University of Alberta has a francophone campus, which Randy Boissonnault graduated from. These are not just Quebec issues. They are issues of French-language communities across the country, and I think that she is remarkably exposed to the reality of those tensions in Canadian societies in a very humane way.