Mr. Speaker, time and time again, the government demonstrates its contempt for the unemployed.
The number of Canadians actually receiving employment insurance has declined. Only 39% of out-of-work Canadians are now getting EI. While the caseload has gone down, the wait times have gone up. The government's cuts to Service Canada have gutted its ability to provide these vital services to Canadians.
Will the minister protect Canadian families by guaranteeing that the budget will not erode services which are relied on by hard-hit Canadians?