Mr. Speaker, the reality is completely different.
Since the new Social Security Tribunal was established, thousands of Canadians have been waiting for their appeals. Their employment insurance or pension cheques have been held up as a result. Now we are learning that the Conservatives have made draconian cuts to the tribunal's operating budget and that they want to reduce the number of appeals heard by 25%.
Clearly, the Conservatives are hoping that the congestion in the tribunal will save them money. It is obscene.
Why is the government trying to save money on the backs of our society's least fortunate?