You have to call a spade a spade and discuss the facts.
Mr. Chair, I see my speaking time flying by, and I want to let my lawyer speak.
Ms. Effendi, you raised an important point when you said we should give the law some teeth. Subsection 41(1) of part VII is very clear:
The Government of Canada is committed to (a) enhancing the vitality of the English and French linguistic minority communities in Canada and supporting and assisting their development; and (b) fostering the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.
And subsection 41(2) reads as follows:
Every federal institution has the duty to ensure that positive measures are taken...
Earlier we talked about provincial measures, but here we're talking about positive measures the federal government can take.
Can the federal government advance the francophone communities, more particularly the Franco-Ontarian community, in view of recent events? A major university project is under way, but you didn't say a lot about that. Could the federal government play a leadership role in that regard, as Mr. Jolin, president of the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario, asked?