Yesterday, I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel to Ottawa to speak in front of the Senate Committee on Official Languages, on behalf of the Conseil jeunesse provincial and franco-manitoban youth. I was glad to present alongside my friend Sébastien Lord from New Brunswick.
It really was a fascinating experience. We had been asked to speak about Radio-Canada, because the committee is currently studying CBC/SRC's linguistic obligations. But after the first hour, it was quite clear that the senators hadn't often received young francophones, and they wanted to ask us questions about our francophone experience, social media, and our cultural consumption habits.
We felt no antagonism from or between the senators. We saw that they clearly wanted to dig their teeth into the subject and learn as much as possible. It was very enriching, and I came to several spontaneous realizations that I'd never made before.
If you're interested in reading the content of our discussions, here is the full transcript of our presentations and our interactions with the senators.