Madam Speaker, the work is seasonal, but the workers' needs are not.
EI needs to become a true insurance plan for the families in Quebec's regions that depend on seasonal industries. It is also important that the eligibility criteria reflect the reality in those regions. Workers should qualify after 420 hours of work, and benefits should be based on the workers' 12 best weeks. This would improve the pilot project.
Will the government make its project permanent and adapt it to people's reality?