Thank you, Mrs. Boucher. I very much appreciate that.
That is a very good question. This is a subject that I know is extremely important to ensure the vitality and survival of our minority language communities.
I am having ongoing discussions about this with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum. I wanted to make sure that we made some breakthroughs in that regard. Mr. McCallum and I were involved in the operation to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada in two months. We received a number of applications from organizations to have some of those refugees integrated in the minority language. That is why, with my colleague, I announced the resumption of the Francophone Significant Benefit program, which made it possible to integrate our various immigrants in French outside Quebec in a much more consistent way.
In the context of developing the Action Plan for Official Languages, obviously we want to address the question of immigration.