Mr. Speaker, this is precisely what spurred a constituent of mine from Acadie—Bathurst to start a petition in the fall of 2012, calling on the government to withdraw its EI reform. More than 34,000 people signed this petition. That is in addition to the 30,000 signatures collected in Quebec by the CSN and the FTQ and at the massive demonstrations attended by thousands of workers.
The Atlantic premiers have joined forces to oppose the reform, along with the Quebec premier.
Will the Prime Minister continue to ignore half of the country, or does he not give a damn?