Madam Chair, I would like to share with the government a message that I received yesterday from a dozen community groups in the Montreal area.
It seems many people are unhappy with the emergency community support fund. Here is what they are saying: The structure of the program is complex, the eligibility criteria are unclear, the application forms and accountability requirements are too onerous, and private foundations are refusing to establish consultation processes. The program does not meet the needs of groups that help vulnerable populations.
What does the government intend to do to make the necessary changes to meet the needs of these groups that take care of the most vulnerable?