Madam Speaker, that is nonsense.
The file has been on the minister's desk for four months. This week, from the comfort of his limousine, he sent collection agents to harass Aveos workers.
The thing is that he is not short on cash because the employment insurance fund had a $1.4 billion surplus last year, and as hon. members will recall, the government does not put a single penny into that fund.
Out of a $1.4 billion surplus the government cannot find $4 million to right a wrong that it committed.
When will the government settle this and do right by the former Aveos workers? It is time for action.