Mr. Speaker, the source of the numbers are from the speech of the labour minister of yesterday, September 28:
—we are proposing new measures, including a wage earner protection program, for the first time in our history which will provide workers with a guaranteed payment for unpaid wages up to $3,000. An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 workers...across the country in both federal and provincial jurisdictions are left with unpaid wages or reduced pensions due to employer bankruptcies in Canada.
I believe that the ministry of labour will be providing a great deal more information.
This will also be an important opportunity to get an update on the student debt situation. We have constantly looked at this. We know how important it is that young Canadians pursue post-secondary education so they have the tools they need to take on those responsibilities of adult life in the workforce. I think all members would share the value that no one in Canada should be denied a university, or college education, or an apprenticeship or whatever because of lack of money.