Mr. Speaker, Atlantic Canadians, the premiers, seasonal businesses, they all know that the Conservatives are targeting them. What is most troubling to the premiers is the secrecy around these changes. Consultation does not mean having a chat with a Conservative backbencher. It requires communication with premiers, with employers and with workers. Even New Brunswick's Progressive Conservative premier said there are a lot of concerns because “there is a void of information”.
Why do they not do the reasonable thing? Why do they not do the common-sense thing and put these changes on hold and have real consultations for EI.