I can answer your question, Mr. Lefebvre. I am also going to go back to Mr. Choquette's question.
At the Réseau, we consider it important to measure the progress achieved. That is part of our approach. If we cannot measure something, it is difficult to manage it, and if we do not manage it, we cannot improve it.
Through the Réseau, we reach about 200 people per year at present. These people receive on-the-job training. However, there are 12,000 people, or even more, who are eligible for the training.
I would also like to talk to you about post-secondary graduates. You asked whether there were enough professionals. There are about 300 graduates per year, outside Quebec, in various justice fields. These are programs to train lawyers or police officers, college programs, and so on. According to our statistical analyses, there would have to be at least 600 graduates per year to meet the needs over the next few years. In other words, the number of graduates would have to be twice what it is. Otherwise, the number will be flatly insufficient in five or ten years. This is already apparent when we talk to human resources managers who hire justice professionals. There are not enough bilingual people, and they are really wondering where they are going to be able to find them.
In our first two recommendations, we suggest that a federal policy be established. A lot of things are happening when it comes to equal access to justice in both official languages, but there is insufficient coordination. We do not take a system approach.
We believe, however, that the federal government should make a public policy setting out its objectives in relation to equal access to justice and the principles underlying its relationships with the provinces. This is, in fact, a federal-provincial relationship issue. Things are not always well coordinated. In some places, you can speak to the judge in French, but you cannot do it at the entrance and you also cannot file documents in French. That is the coordination that is necessary. We are proposing that the Canadian government set out the way it is going to work, in a public policy.
The 2003 action plan is a model that we have analyzed extensively. In appendix A, we set out an accountability framework for official languages that covers the entire federal bureaucracy. As of today, that accountability framework is still having a structuring effect. What we have thought about is a model of this type.
Why extend the action plan into the field of justice? As Ms. McLaren said, Justice Canada is the only actor. For our part, we are permitted to work only with provincial employees.