Once again, Mr. Speaker, the numbers of the leader of the NDP are completely inaccurate.
For instance, over the past year, as I have said already, the increase in unemployment and the percentage increase in the unemployed and EI beneficiaries has gone up one for one. More than 80% of those who are paying in will collect employment insurance.
More importantly, this government has improved the system by lengthening the period of benefits, and by putting more money into training and for the unemployed.
When we talk about respect for the House, the NDP members should bother to read the budget before they decide to vote against it and not vote against the unemployed.