Mr. Speaker, today the official languages commissioner tabled a report very critical of the Conservative government in its handling of Canada's Official Languages Act.
Indeed, this Conservative government continues to erode the Official Languages Act.
The government has failed its own accountability test. This morning Conservative members refused to replace the chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages when the former chair was forced to resign. This effectively brings the committee's work to a standstill.
The government continues to obstruct and hinder the work of committee members.
I call on the government to uphold its commitments under the act and to honour its obligations of results by immediately nominating a new chair so that the work of the committee can continue.
The Standing Committee on Official Languages needs a new chair immediately, in order to go on with its work.