Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech.
I am an anglophone and my riding has a large Acadian population. I attended French immersion in the only bilingual province, and I am very grateful for that.
I also know how connected language is to a person’s identity and how it can be threatened. This is what we are seeing with indigenous languages. Every day that the government puts off modernizing the Official Languages Act, it is contributing to the assimilation and regression of the language across the country, including in New Brunswick.
Now is the time to act.