Official Languages committee Good morning, Ms. Adam. Thank you very much for being here. About two weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting with Florence Ngenzebuhoro at the Centre francophone de Toronto, among others. We talked about the university, of course. They all agree that we have to use the immigr
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Official Languages committee What this committee is trying to determine is how, as part of the process of modernizing the act, we can include measures to ensure that the government meets these needs. What would be the best formula, a formula that would need to be in the act?
Official Languages committee I know I do not have much time left.
Official Languages committee All right. In your brief, you state that a binding clause could be added to federal-provincial agreements to ensure that we add not just the language variable but also funding for the services needed on the ground. That is interesting and we need to reinforce that in the act.
Official Languages committee Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Mr. Tremblay, thank you for being here today. I am very pleased that you were able to share some concerns that others have raised. I would like you to tell us more about data, because this is a very worrisome issue at present. As you mentioned, i
Official Languages committee Okay. It was a consultative committee on research at the Canadian Institute for Health Information, or CIHI. This committee was chaired by Dr. Prud'homme. Should we create a similar committee in the different authorities or should we instead implement other measures to add the
Official Languages committee May I ask a question?
Official Languages committee I just have a quick question to clarify something. In your presentation, you talk about letting Treasury Board be responsible for coordination and implementation, with the support of a Minister of State and a Secretariat for Official Languages. However, on page 46 of your draft
Official Languages committee It is understood that “Minister of Official Languages” is much stronger than “Secretary of State.” We agree on that, right?
Official Languages committee Thank you. That is the clarification I wanted.
Official Languages committee You talked about the modernization of the Official Languages Act, and a number of us are working on that file. What will you focus on over the next year? Will is be research activities, activities on the ground? What will your priority be? What efforts will you invest and what re
Official Languages committee Okay. You often talk about what the money enables you to do, but is there currently anything you cannot do owing to a lack of funds? If so, what is it?
Official Languages committee I would like to hear your opinion on the issue of evidence, especially as it relates to language variables, which it seems impossible to obtain, even through a census. We seem to be lacking data that would enable us to establish connections in our research. So those language vari
Official Languages committee Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I think that Mr. Clarke and I are on the same wavelength. I had a number of questions focusing on the same issues as his questions, but I will continue to pursue that aspect. Thank you for joining us, Commissioner. As I said at the outset, Commi