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Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Thursday, February 10, 2022:

The Honourable Senator Cormier moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pate:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages be authorized to examine and report on Francophone immigration to minority communities;

That, given that the federal government plans to develop an ambitious national Francophone immigration strategy, the committee be authorized to:

a) review the progress on the target for French-speaking immigrants settling outside of Quebec;

b) study the factors that support or undermine the ability of French-speaking immigrants to settle in Francophone minority communities;

c) study the factors that support or undermine the ability of Canada’s current immigration programs and measures to maintain the demographic weight of the French-speaking population;

d) study the measures and programs implemented by the Government of Canada to recruit, welcome and integrate French-speaking immigrants, refugees and foreign students;

e) study the impact of these measures and programs on the development and vitality of English-speaking communities in Quebec; and

f) identify ways to increase support for this sector and to ensure that the Government of Canada’s objectives can be met; and

That the committee submit its final report to the Senate no later than March 31, 2023, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings for 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Interim Clerk of the Senate

Gérald Lafrenière

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