Mr. Speaker, many families in the regions are expecting to go through some lean months because fewer jobs are now available in seasonal industries.
Meanwhile, the Conservatives are taking steps to generate an employment insurance fund surplus, but families affected by unemployment will not see a penny more.
The NDP believes that protecting the employment insurance fund is essential to ensuring that contributions are not used for other purposes.
My question is very simple. Why is the government abandoning the regions and workers in seasonal industries even though the employment insurance fund is building up a surplus?