Thanks, Mr. Chair.
I must say, I'm a little dismayed by some of the attacks against witnesses. I thought Mr. Gerretsen was being quite inappropriate in his comments.
I will also reply to Mr. Fragiskatos by mentioning that on July 9, the Durham Radio News noted, in an article entitled “YMCA and WE say hundreds of volunteer jobs on government website were mistakenly posted after miscommunication error”, the following:
There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of student volunteer jobs that may not even exist and they’re being advertised on a government website. They were posted when the WE charity was administering the $900-million dollar federal aid program.... The YMCA says those positions were created by the WE Charity and they never agreed to host them.
There are constant references to jobs involved in this scandal.
Mr. Mandryk, have there been cases where employers have tried to get the employees to volunteer their services and then, subject to litigation, have been told that is not something they can do?
Also, in one word how you would describe this debacle with all the liability issues and the lack of due diligence that we see as we uncover the layers of this onion? Do you have one word that sums up your reaction to this program?