Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the hon. member opposite.
I have a question concerning the issue of our smaller communities. She seems to be quite a strong advocate for our communities and I commend her for that.
In my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador we have a problem in our smaller communities when it comes to sustaining employment. What we need is, yes, more money into post-secondary education but also EI reforms. I am sure this issue is not a stranger to her or her riding. Employment insurance reforms help sustain our smaller communities and we have seen little compassion from the current government for this. It is necessary for small communities that rely so heavily on seasonal employment.
This is not just for the benefit of Newfoundland and Labrador, but also for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and—this is important—for Quebec as well.
Could the member tell me about seasonal work in her riding and her province, and how EI reforms are so necessary?