Mr. Speaker, I want to reassure my colleague opposite that Canadians who lose their jobs through no fault of their own and who cannot find work will have the support of employment insurance. That means getting EI benefits to them as quickly as possible. Right now we are dealing with higher volumes of claims because of economic uncertainty, which is putting a significant amount of pressure on the system.
To improve services, we have reassigned staff from non-core areas to core areas for processing.
With the increased automation, Service Canada will be able to better respond to Canadians in a more timely and cost-effective manner.