Mr. Speaker, this Conservative government made cuts without any debate, without any consultation.
More than 12 programs essential to the development of francophone and Acadian communities will be seriously affected, including programs for literacy and court challenges.
This is quite a shock for all minority communities.
What about Bill S-3, which was supported by the Conservatives at the time and aimed to strengthen the government's obligation to respect and promote the Official Languages Act?
And what about the 29 unresolved complaints?
The Conservative government has placed minority communities at the bottom of its agenda.
The NDP and the organizations affected by these cuts demand explanations and immediate action to re-establish funding for the survival of these programs and our francophone communities.