Mr. Speaker, the fact is our EI system treats everyone equally. It treats men the same as women. There are no gender differences. Everyone pays in at the same premiums. They receive benefits on the same basis.
We are working very hard to ensure that system remains equal and fair to all involved and that the assistance we provide to those who are unfortunate enough to lose their jobs is maintained on the same basis.
Those extra benefits we have offered to men and women to help them through these challenging economic times, every benefit we have offered has been voted against by the NDP.