I congratulate the hon. member on being reappointed as immigration critic for the official opposition.
It was not in the interests of Canada or of potential immigrants to wait for seven or eight years because of backlogs or processing times.
The system was broken. It did not work. We have to reform the system in order to accept applicants within a few months rather than several years, and in order to have a system that works for the Canadian economy and guarantees the success of newcomers.