Good afternoon, fellow members and guests.
Minister MacAulay, I'm a little surprised and disappointed by your remarks. I was expecting to hear you speak about women and the services provided to francophones. You spoke about the Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans. However, based on the feedback that we're getting right now, the office isn't running and is having issues.
I would also have liked to hear you talk about mental health.
One person told me outright that the department suggested that she ask her questions or make her requests in English rather than in French, for three reasons. First, her request would be processed more quickly. Second, it would be easier for her to win her case. I doubt that very much. It's almost impossible. Third, the data in English would be slightly different and more up to date.
Minister MacAulay, do you acknowledge that the services provided in English and French at Veterans Affairs aren't equal?