Mr. Speaker, our government works hard for official language minority communities and we are taking concrete action to ensure the vitality of French and English in Canada.
In the last throne speech, we undertook to propose a new strategy for implementing the next phase of the action plan for official languages.
The Prime Minister and the minister of Official Languages announced last December the appointment of Bernard Lord as special adviser for consultations on linguistic duality and official languages. In the 2008 budget, our government reaffirmed this commitment.
I am pleased to announce to this House that the report on the Government of Canada's consultations on linguistic duality and official languages has been submitted to the minister.
This report and the consultations that took place will shape the development of the next phase of the action plan for official languages.