I think it is very appropriate to say it. We are starting from behind and we still have a lot of work to do. Our committee is working very well and I am very pleased with it.
Minister, I am going to get to the crux of the matter. At several meetings, many francophone organizations, particularly in the field of immigration, have told us that they have had money taken away from them and given to anglophone organizations that are handing the work of integrating francophone immigrants. I was somewhat surprised to see that this money was being taken away from francophone organizations and given to anglophone organizations, when francophone organizations in minority communities were already working very hard to integrate our immigrants.
Can you assure us, Minister, that this will not continue to happen? We are not trying to find out, here, what side of the House started taking the money away, but in any event, nothing, or very little, was said about it at the time. This may have been because we were admitting fewer immigrants. Given the large numbers of immigrants, can we get assurances that our francophone organizations will not be penalized, please?