Thank you for your presentation, Mr. Théberge.
We will now start a round of questions.
At the outset, Mr. Théberge, I would like to tell you that our objective really is to determine your competencies in terms of the role of Commissioner of Official Languages, your qualities and your knowledge of the legislation.
Before we proceed, I would like to mention that I have consulted the members of the committee and we are prepared to agree that, at the end of the question period, the Bloc québécois should be allowed to ask a question, for a minute or two. Do we still have unanimous consent to that effect?
Some Hon. Members: Yes.
The Vice-Chair (Mr. Alupa Clarke): That's great.
So let us begin with the first question, from Mrs. Kusie.