Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
I too would like to thank each and every one of the witnesses here with us, whether in person or via Zoom.
My question is mainly for the representatives of the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada.
I feel very strongly about the francophonie. Thank you for being there and always responding to the call and defending it when you're asked to come and testify.
We are mainly studying the backlogs and the processing delays. We're looking for solutions and for ideas about what the government could contribute.
I should perhaps put things in perspective. Moreover, I believe one of my colleagues referred to it. In 2017, under the Express Entry program, additional points were assigned to immigrants who were very proficient in French.
In connection with the subject we are studying, would mechanisms like that help to reduce the time it takes to welcome applicants from francophone countries, and perhaps even more applicants, to Canada?