I am proud of Canada's expertise in translation. I am particularly proud of the fact that the federal government demonstrated leadership by creating the Translation Bureau.
I would note that Ms. Foote is responsible for the Translation Bureau. I also want to make sure that we preserve that expertise, in French, English, and the various aboriginal languages. We will be developing a policy on aboriginal languages. We must therefore make sure that we strengthen the Translation Bureau.
I also understand that the Translation Bureau responds to 80% of translation requests. We must therefore be sure that we have excellent interpreters who will be able to have a good career within the Translation Bureau. I have already said this to Ms. Foote and she completely agrees with me. We want to strengthen the Translation Bureau.
In addition, we want to be able to expand the range of services offered by the Translation Bureau. We know that various technological solutions are available and we want to be sure the Translation Bureau is able to use those various technological services to expand the type of services it offers.