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View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
2021-06-15 10:07 [p.8427]
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, entitled “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Government’s Ability to Deliver Information and Services in Both Official Languages”.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
2021-05-06 10:05 [p.6757]
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages entitled “Conference Interpreters: The Cornerstone of Bilingualism in Parliament”.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.
View Joël Godin Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages and all the staff and analysts who did an excellent job on this study of the challenges facing the parliamentary interpretation service in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To allow greater flexibility in summoning members, we want to table a supplementary report with two amendments. In recommendation 2, we would like to change the wording to “at least 48 hours” for witness participation.
In recommendation 3, paragraph b), we would add this at the end:
...or any equivalent ISO-compliant system approved by the House, failing which it will be up to the committee to decide whether or not to hear the witness without the appropriate equipment.
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
2021-03-08 16:41 [p.4682]
Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages in relation to the motion adopted on Thursday, February 18 regarding support to educational institutions providing official language instruction.
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
2020-11-30 15:11 [p.2689]
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages in relation to the motion adopted on Tuesday, November 24 regarding the modernization of the Official Languages Act.
View Bernard Généreux Profile
CPC (QC)
Madam Chair, in his speech, my colleague spoke about witnesses who submitted reports and who appeared before the Standing Committee on Official Languages to testify about the importance of modernizing the act.
Witnesses not only appeared as individuals and as researchers to tell us that, but organizations like the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada or FCFA, even came up with an entire bill, from A to Z, that they submitted to the Senate and our committee for review to speed up the development of new legislation.
I would like to ask my colleague whether the Standing Committee on Official Languages, which the minister says is independent, can immediately come up with a government plan based on all of the reports that were submitted.
View Joël Godin Profile
CPC (QC)
Madam Chair, I truly appreciated the privilege of working with my colleague from Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup.
I had the privilege of being a member of the Standing Committee on Official Languages for a few months and meeting with organizations. They are so convinced of the need to update the Official Languages Act that instead of preparing reports, briefs and testimony, they have actually drafted a bill. Everything is all there, it is ready to go, but the Liberals do not want to move forward. What we are hearing from the Minister of Official Languages is that they are working hard. They have been working hard for five years on this file and many others.
When will the Minister of Official Languages table her bill to modernize the Official Languages Act?
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Emmanuel Dubourg Profile
2020-11-23 15:49 [p.2250]
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, in accordance with the orders of reference of Monday, April 20, 2020, and Wednesday, September 30, 2020, concerning the main estimates 2020-21.
View Steven Blaney Profile
CPC (QC)
Madam Speaker, this has been a rough week for the French language in Canada under the Liberal government.
The government has denied that French in Montreal is on the decline, and the Quebec president of the Liberal Party of Canada called the Charter of the French Language oppressive. These people withdraw their comments, erase their tweets or, having painted themselves into a corner, walk out on the paint.
Yesterday, at the Standing Committee on Official Languages, the Liberals tried to sweep a study on the decline of the French language in Canada under the rug. Why are they abandoning linguistic communities across the country?
View Élisabeth Brière Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Élisabeth Brière Profile
2020-11-20 11:40 [p.2185]
Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question.
Our government recognizes that the use of French is declining in Quebec. As a francophone, I consider the French language to be more than a simple matter of debate. It is the language I use to speak, to write and to be who I am. This perspective is shared by all of my Liberal colleagues from Quebec and by all other members of the Liberal Party.
View Steven Blaney Profile
CPC (QC)
Madam Speaker, what are these elected members waiting for? When will they get to work? It is when the going gets tough that we discover who our real friends are.
Yesterday, francophone and Acadian communities and the anglophone minority in Quebec understood that the Liberals are abandoning them in their time of need. Why? Because the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada and the Quebec Community Groups Network are asking the government to do this one thing: to modernize the Official Languages Act.
However, yesterday, the Liberal members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages refused to ask the government to introduce its modernization bill before Christmas. Why? Do they want a national crisis?
View Pablo Rodriguez Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Pablo Rodriguez Profile
2020-11-20 11:41 [p.2186]
Madam Speaker, my colleague is a bit off base. I want to remind him of the facts.
The party that he belongs to made cuts to CBC/Radio-Canada. It made cuts to francophone communities. It took minority communities that wanted to defend their rights to court. The Conservatives said that there was too much French during their leadership race. Still today, they are refusing to appoint bilingual judges to the Supreme Court. That is the party that my colleague represents, and we will not take any lessons from them.
View Luc Berthold Profile
CPC (QC)
View Luc Berthold Profile
2020-11-20 11:41 [p.2186]
Madam Speaker, it looks like a fight has broken out in the Liberal Party. On one side, a member who denies the decline of French in Montreal and the Quebec president of the Liberal Party of Canada who says that Bill 101 is oppressive. On the other side, ministers and a leader acting as though everything is fine and dandy when clearly, it is not.
All week, the Liberals have refused to commit to introducing their Official Languages Act modernization bill, and we have not heard a peep from the members for Compton—Stanstead, Saint-Maurice—Champlain and Brome—Missisquoi.
Why?
View Élisabeth Brière Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Élisabeth Brière Profile
2020-11-20 11:42 [p.2186]
Madam Speaker, I can tell my colleague that that is not true.
We are here, we are on it, and we will always protect and promote our languages. My fellow MPs from Quebec and I are francophones and Quebeckers above all.
We have taken concrete action and will continue to do so.
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