Welcome, Madam Minister. We certainly welcome this study.
We have just heard an important apology from all of the opposition parties, and also from Prime Minister Trudeau.
What concerns me is that the Prime Minister had made promises concerning workers in the regions, and seasonal workers in particular. I am thinking, for instance, about workers in New Brunswick and those in Quebec regions like Charlevoix, the North Shore, the Lower St. Lawrence and the Gaspé Peninsula.
We want our young people to work, we want them to have jobs. However, we must not forget that there are also young seasonal workers who experience a black hole in the spring, when employment insurance benefits are coming to an end but seasonal work has not yet started.
Madam Minister, why is the government breaking its promise by not introducing transition measures, and by maintaining this black hole that leaves seasonal workers in anguish?