Mr. Speaker, with the holidays approaching, here is my wish list for the coming year.
For workers who do not have access to employment insurance because of outdated eligibility rules, I wish for rapid and comprehensive reforms.
For workers who are sick, I wish for 50 weeks of benefits now so they can take care of themselves with dignity.
For federally regulated workers whose employers bring in scabs during strikes, I wish for anti-scab legislation right away.
For workers on the verge of bankruptcy, I wish for the means to protect their nest egg immediately.
For health care workers, I wish for the immediate and unconditional increase of health transfers to 35% of health care costs.
Lastly, for Quebeckers, who have the right to make all their own decisions themselves, I wish for our own country once and for all.