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House of Commons – Official Languages

Comments on funding to Official Languages

October 5th, 2012

Mr. Royal Galipeau (Ottawa—Orléans, CPC): 

Mr. Speaker, this fall marks the end of a series of cross-Canada consultations on official languages, ably carried out by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

I had the pleasure of participating in two of the 23 round tables that took place across our beautiful and vast country.

These round tables have presented an opportunity for the government to highlight that our roadmap for 2008-13 has had its budget increased by 40% in comparison to the last—the largest investment in the history of Canada.

Even in times of global economic uncertainty, our government increased the roadmap budget from $787 million to $1.1 billion.

Moreover, in our last budget, this government did not cut a single penny from the official languages budget.

This is proof that the current government holds official languages in the highest esteem.