Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3), we are studying the issues related to French-language training in the nursing field in Canada.
Since we have been delayed by the vote in the House, each witness group will have 40 minutes.
We are pleased to welcome this morning Ms. Cynthia Baker, executive director of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing; Ms. Michelle Lalonde, assistant professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa; Mr. Pierre Godbout, director, School of Nursing, Université de Moncton; Ms. Suzanne Durocher-Hendriks, assistant professor, School of Nursing, Edmundston Campus, Université de Moncton; and Ms. Sylvie Larocque, director, School of Nursing, Laurentian University.
Welcome. You will have the floor for a total of about 12 to 15 minutes, time that you will have to share. We will then go around the table. That should take about forty minutes.
Let us proceed with the first presentation.