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Human Resources committee  The crisis impacts the border specifically, and the impact on immigration has been huge. Canada is not able to meet its target levels for 2020, and we are not even sure about next year. At the same time, immigration is necessary to address the challenges related to an aging popu

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  Collaboration between the federal and provincial governments is definitely needed to achieve that goal, but this is also something where provincial governments have to step in. They have to contribute. They have to support such an initiative.

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  If I understand the question, I want to emphasize that we need a separate program for those who are unemployed, but as for which program is necessary for the crisis, it's necessary to think first about how, for example, we need an income-tested program that links benefits to the

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  Yes, definitely. This is actually what I was trying to say. We need to go back to the EI program, but we need to improve the program to address the issues that it had even before the crisis.

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  Certainly, this is something important to consider. The reason is that, during the crisis, women were hit harder in terms of job losses than other population groups, and usually child care responsibility is on the shoulders of the woman in the household. To make sure that women,

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  In terms of extending the CERB program until the end of the summer, we thought that was a good call and a good direction to go in. First of all, not all provinces and not all sectors are ready to open the workplaces so that individuals can go back to them. At the same time, there

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  It's not exactly in my area to comment on, but because of the crisis, investing in that area is definitely going to help recovery, because anything that creates more jobs is going to contribute to the economy and help the recovery. At the same time, we know the amount of spendi

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  Thank you for highlighting those things. As I said, right now as we are moving toward reopening the economy, the program creates great disincentives to work, because the amount of payment is not linked to the income. Many low-income earners, before the crisis, earned similar or e

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi

Human Resources committee  Good afternoon, everyone. Mr. Chairman and honourable committee members, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to speak to you today. In response to COVID-19, the C.D. Howe Institute has put together four crisis working groups to rapidly distill expert policy advice, and i

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Parisa Mahboubi