Mr. Jean-Pierre Hogue (Outremont):
Mr. Speaker, through you I want to wish the Speaker of the House a speedy convalescence.
Today, I have the honour to present the second report of the Standing Committee on Multiculturalism and Citizenship. The report, Study of the implementation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act in federal institutions, is the result of about two years of work, during which committee members painstakingly examined how federal institutions are adjusting to the ethno-cultural and racial diversity of this country.
The committee noted that most central institutions of the federal government are now aware, not only of the close relationship between multiculturalism and our Canadian democratic principles, but also of the psychological, socio-cultural, economic and political benefits of a harmonious integration of members of ethno-cultural minorities within our great Canadian nation.
While stressing the progress made by federal institutions by implementing the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the committee has also raised fundamental questions about managing the ethno-cultural diversity of this country and maximizing the benefits of that diversity.
June 16, 1993
The Standing Committee on Multiculturalism and Citizenship requests the government's response to this report, pursuant to Standing Order 109.
Subtopic: SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE