Mr. Speaker, we are doing just that with all the measures in our economic action plan, which the NDP has voted against.
It requires two weeks of advertising for a Canadian employer to obtain a labour market opinion. Our immigration department then often does further verification.
Employers in the member's riding, tens of thousands of employers in the country would go under if they did not have access to labour for positions that were not being filled by Canadian residents or citizens.
In a recession we need to ensure that businesses that are surviving have the labour they need to do the job. We are proud to be working in co-operation with them.