Mr. Speaker, English speaking people are able to learn French. There is no difference in brains as I understand it. I am trying to tell the hon. member for St. Boniface and anyone else who wants to listen that there are problems with French immersion training among youngsters. This problem has been brought out in a most recent issue of Saturday Night magazine. I would be very happy to pass a copy of it to the member. I would also be happy to give him a copy of Professor Hammerly's book. This evidence of the failure of immersion training of youngsters is being swept under the carpet because this group of parents for the French language receive a grant of $900,000 a year from the federal government. They parlay that apparently into more. They are not at all interested in doing anything but continue touting immersion training, whatever its deficits.
In the House of Commons on November 28th, 1994. See this statement in context.