Hon. Warren Allmand (Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine
East): Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Justice or the Minister of Employment and Immigration.
Mr. Speaker, in a recent judgment the Federal Court of Appeal confirmed a ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Commission that spouses who worked for their mates should not be denied unemployment insurance benefits. Since the Unemployment Insurance Commission may still appeal this judgment to the Supreme Court of Canada, will the Minister state today whether the Government has agreed to accept the judgment of the Federal Court and forgo any appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada? In other words, will the Government accept the ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Commission that spouses should have the same right to unemployment insurance as all other Canadians?