Mr. Speaker, on behalf of myself and the other members from eastern Quebec, I am pleased to table a petition with over 11,000 signatures. The petition is an initiative of Carrefour 50 + du Québec, an association of 154 affiliated groups. Its mission is to recognize and support those aged 50 and over and to focus on intergenerational networking to help redefine society's collective relationships with a view to intergenerational equality.
The people of eastern Quebec are extremely concerned about the changes made to employment insurance and call on the government to cancel its EI reform, since it is devastating for eastern Quebec.
In addition, Carrefour 50 + is specifically concerned that caregivers will be driven out of the area by EI reform. Caregivers are essential to the lives of people aged 50 and over in the region. I am therefore pleased to table this 11,000-name petition.