Thank you, Mr. Chair.
This is an important motion in light of the somewhat scandalous events involving the status of French and Canadian National's leadership. It created quite a stir.
For the benefit of those following today's proceedings, I will read the motion I am bringing forward. As I see it, the motion is especially relevant and will help us gain clarity on the status of French at CN.
The motion reads as follows:
That the committee invite the directors of the Canadian National for a two-hour meeting to answer questions from parliamentarians on the Board of Directors' and the companies' respect for the official languages; that the Minister of Transport participates to this meeting to update the committee on what steps the government intends to take to ensure that the Official Languages Act is enforced at the Canadian National; and that this meeting take place at the earliest opportunity.
The committee members should adopt the motion so that we can question Canadian National's leadership and the transport minister directly.