Mr. Speaker, it is very interesting that the question cited as reference the report of seasonal workers. That same report recommended strongly that there be stronger eligibility requirements for young people because it was noticed that many young people were simply using a minimum amount of work to get into the system and therefore becoming dependent on cycles year after year.
Our response has been very clearly twofold. First, we have shifted, as the hon. member should know, to a much stronger series of measures to help people, including young people, get back in the job market quickly and effectively.
Second, we have increased our budget for youth employment by 15 per cent this year. In the first year of operation of a youth internship we already have 25,000 young people working in business to make that transition. Our belief is to use positive, active measures to help our young people get into the workforce.
Furthermore, there is one important thing the hon member should know but does not. We are extending those active measures to people who have paid into the new employment insurance system for a period of three years. All those employment measures are available even to those who have exhausted their claims. They will now have the benefit of our employment measures.