Mr. Speaker, it is not enough to tell unemployed people that they just need to find jobs. For every vacant job in Canada, there are more than five people out of work. By not renewing the pilot project to extend EI benefits, the government has left seasonal workers without an income for nearly two months.
These workers did not ask to work seasonally, but the lobster fishery is seasonal.
Does the government not understand the importance of seasonal industries to our economy? Why not support them?