Hon. Monique Vezina (Minister of State (Employment and Immigration)):
Mr. Speaker, the eligibility standard expires on January 4, 1989. I want to thank the Hon. Member for his question, and I can assure the House that between September 1, 1988 and January 4, 1989, we have ample time to adopt a bill for the purpose mentioned.
Since with respect to the objectives we have sought to attain with this legislation since 1976 there always has been full cooperation on the part of all Members of the House of Commons, I am confident that such an amendment can be adopted within a week.
Subtopic: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic: PRESENTATION OF LEGISLATION ON QUALIFYING ELIGIBILITY PERIOD-GOVERNMENT POSITION