Mr. Speaker, the government says that it is concerned about poverty, but its actions say otherwise.
Alain Boudreau, a young seasonal worker, is getting $50 a week in employment insurance benefits because the method of calculation takes only his last 26 weeks of work into account.
If the calculation were based on a year, Alain would receive $272 in benefits. This makes a world of difference for a young person starting out.
My question is for the Prime Minister. Does he think that $50 a week is enough to live on?