Thank you very much.
This is something we have been reiterating time and time again to the opposition, that asylum seekers are processed in a completely separate stream by the Immigration and Refugee Board, which is arm's length and judicial. The rest of the immigration system, whether it is overseas refugees we are bringing to Canada, spouses, family reunification, parents and grandparents, economic immigrants, express entry, provincial nominee program, or the start-up visa, everything else is processed by IRCC.
In those categories, we have an amazing track record. We have eliminated or dramatically reduced a lot of the backlogs that we inherited. We have dramatically decreased the processing time for a lot of those immigration streams, and we're proud of that record. To confuse the two and to make allegations of queue jumping or “this affecting that” is simply not the case. I'm happy you gave me this opportunity to clarify that once again.