Mr. Speaker, I really enjoyed the hon. member's speech.
He said he heard in committee that there are plenty of bilingual judges in every Canadian province. We know that Supreme Court justices are selected on the basis of merit and legal excellence. The criteria used to assess them are knowledge of the law, judgment, work habits, ability to write and communicate, honesty, fairness, concern for fairness and social conscience.
I would like to know whether my hon. colleague has counted the number of bilingual judges in each province and whether he has assessed them against these criteria.
Simply being a bilingual judge does not necessarily mean that one meets all of the criteria and can sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada.