Mr. Speaker, the same thing happens every year. Summer comes and farmers do not get the temporary foreign workers they need because Ottawa is unable to process the applications in time. The answer is always the same. We are told that there is a very high volume of applications and that our call is very important.
Are they not aware that there is a labour shortage? The number of applications will continue to rise, and crops will not wait until the workers arrive to start growing.
The parliamentary secretary told us that there are more resources, but we are not seeing a difference. A permanent solution is needed.
What will the government do today to make sure that these workers arrive in Canada on time this summer and next?