Hon. James A. McGrath (St. John's East):
Madam Speaker, let me ask the Minister a question which he seemed to dismiss out of hand earlier today. Does he intend to accept the recommendation of the Council that the Government join with employers and employee associations to study the possibility of restructuring the unemployment insurance system with a view to integrating it much more effectively with job creation and training programs? On the surface that seems to be a very reasonable proposal, given the fact that we are paying out so much money in unemployment insurance. Does the Government intend to accept that recommendation and, if not, why not?
Subtopic: PROPOSAL TO RESTRUCTURE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM