Mr. Speaker, the first summit of francophone and Acadian communities is taking place in Ottawa, from June 1st to June 3rd, under the theme “A Thousand Looks, one Vision”. Over 700 participants from every Canadian province and territory are gathering for this major event.
Francophone and Acadian communities represent one million people. During the summit, their officials will spell out what needs to be done to define a future vision that will promote the development and vitality of these communities.
Our government is more than ever committed to the francophone and Acadian communities, as demonstrated by our pride in being a partner in this summit.
I wish to emphasize the critical work that the participants will accomplish, and I want them to know that our government is very interested in their proceedings.
Long live Canada's francophone and Acadian communities.