Mr. Speaker, the hon. member was there this morning. She cannot say that it was conducted in English. It was essentially conducted in French.
What is regrettable in all this is the attitude of the Reform Party and of the Bloc Quebecois when we talk about the Francophonie. Reformers say that French Canadians run everything, when in fact French and English Canadians share the responsibility of managing the affairs of the country.
As for the Government of Quebec, it claims, through its Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, that “Quebec cannot, within the Canadian Francophonie, be put on the same level as francophone minorities in the rest of Canada”.
Again, they are our friends when it suits them.