Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has been requesting this kind of assistance for quite some time. There have been all kinds of requests.
All provinces have settlement programs. If the hon. member is suggesting we should not be increasing the settlement program to halt immigrants who come to this country to settle that is not acceptable.
The government is basically acceding to the demands of the provinces over the last several years. This is a positive thing for immigrants. The programs are needed and they will be implemented.