Watch the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Hussen, speak about the significance of Francophone immigration in Canada. French-speaking immigrants have made great contributions to the Canadian economy, culture and social development.
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Transcript: “Message from the Minister: Celebrate National Francophone Immigration Week 2017”
Video length: 2:06 minutes
Two men speaks in French with Canadian flags on either side of them.
Text displays: “The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen – Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”.
Hussen: As Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, I am proud of the work my department has done to make Francophone immigration outside Quebec a priority.
We have worked with representatives of your communities, and we have implemented new measures to attract more French-speaking immigrants. Thanks to this collaboration, I am convinced that we will reach our objectives.
I wish you a wonderful National Francophone Immigration Week. This is an opportunity to celebrate the great economic, social and cultural contributions made by French-speaking immigrants to our country.
I would also like to thank my parliamentary secretary, Serge Cormier, for his excellent work in communicating with Francophone communities across Canada.
Text displays: “Serge Cormier – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”.
Cormier: Francophone Immigration Week gives us all a chance to learn about the importance of Francophone immigration to Canada, to our culture, to our diversity, and even to our economy.
As a Francophone and Acadian from New Brunswick, I have seen first-hand the benefits that Francophone immigration can bring to my own community and province.
I want to thank all the organizations that are working very hard to support and strengthen the vitality of Francophone communities, notably by attracting newcomers.
I encourage you all to take part in events organized in your communities during this National Francophone Immigration Week, and I want to thank Minister Hussen for his passion toward the file that is Francophone immigration and for his determination to learn our beautiful French language.
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature along with the copyright message: “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2017” is shown.
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