Mr. Speaker, I listened very attentively to the comments made by my colleague from the Reform Party and I think he is right on the issue of early language training. However, that is not what I want to talk about. What bothers me a little is his proposal to transfer language and culture to the provinces.
We know full well that if Canada implemented the hon. member's proposal at this time-since I have always thought that Canada was an artificial country kept together from coast to coast to coast by the policy of the two official languages-, we would have a problem because we in Quebec have a long tradition.
As you know, Quebec anglophones have their own elementary and secondary schools as well as their own school boards, hospitals and universities in and outside Montreal. So this is not a problem for Quebec but I think that francophones in the rest of Canada would lose all their services, which would be very dangerous. I do not know if the hon. member has thought about it, but I think that there would be no problem in Quebec but that francophones in the rest of Canada would simply lose their services. Could he comment on this?