I'd like to thank both of our witnesses for your testimonies here today and for sharing your expertise with our committee.
In the last hour, I asked two of our witnesses to talk a little bit about the payroll taxes that people who come on a temporary foreign worker program or a seasonal agriculture worker program pay into the system, particularly the Canada Pension Plan and EI, knowing that they won't be able to benefit from those programs down the road. Obviously there are concerns that if those payroll taxes were not paid, there would be an inequality between a Canadian worker and someone on a temporary foreign worker seasonal agriculture worker program.
Do you have any idea why this policy exists, and why it is set up in such a way that currently someone who is in this country and is contributing into the system has no expectation of getting something out of it ?
Do you have any suggestions on how best to address this without creating an inequality between Canadian workers and those who are here on a temporary basis?