Mr. Speaker, I can cite the report of the former Commissioner of Official Languages, who said, “As was clearly seen in last year’s annual report, political leadership is in a downward spiral and is running out of steam; it lacks the strength to properly undertake the renewal of linguistic duality announced in 2003”.
Those are the words of the former commissioner. This minister has increased funding for linguistic minority programs.
The hon. leader uses the term vindictiveness, talking about the current chair of the official languages committee—