House of Commons – Feb. 25, 2016 #1

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her thoughtful presentation.
When I consider the NDP motion, there are several issues that I could support. It is what is not in the motion that concerns me. I am wondering if a fuller review of EI would be of greater benefit to Canadians.
For example, in the motion, there is no mention of developing more flexible parental benefits, no mention of easing access to EI support for caregivers, no mention of developing flexible compassionate care benefits, no mention of reducing wait times, and no mention of improving service standards.
I am wondering, would the hon. member not agree that a fuller reform of EI could bring greater benefits to Canadians than those that are proposed in the motion.

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