As you know, under my role as the federal labour minister, I am looking at the Canada labour standards. We're doing that work right now in consultation with partners and stakeholders, with unions and employers. We're holding consultations to make sure we understand the new landscape. As you know, it's work that continues. There are pieces that we can take action on right now, but comprehensively, we want to make sure that we work in that tripartite relationship and respect employers and the labour movement so that when we put forward those proposals, they'll be well received and we'll have the right answers.
In terms of young people and their eligibility for EI and returning to study, we have committed to making it easier for older people to study. That would include older or young people, I suppose, who have been in school, who have gone into the labour market, who have not pursued their education, and who have had to leave the labour market or are trying to increase or enhance their skills. We've talked about that. We've put in some flexibility around older workers. Those measures would include young or older workers.
It's something that I personally feel very passionate about, as many of you may have heard. I mean, I didn't graduate with my degree until I was 28. It was very challenging. I was a full-time employee and a single mother with young children. I'm well aware of the challenges faced by older or younger people who have for one reason or another not completed their course of study or who have a desire to go back and upgrade their skills. We think it's worthwhile to invest in those individuals. We know that every opportunity they get to enhance their skills and improve their skills means that a better job is out there waiting for them. Every opportunity for skills development results in an opportunity for them to increase their earning potential, which ultimately will have an intergenerational impact.