Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague and all the members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages for this report. I will examine this report and the recommendations with interest.
Let me say that I am willing to include the issue of minority language access to health care services on the agenda for the next formal meeting of federal-provincial-territorial health ministers.
Health Canada will continue to work with minority language communities as well as the provinces to ensure enhanced access to health services for all Canadians.
The 2003 budget allocated over $89 million to improve access to health services and to health care professionals--