November 6, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Jane Stewart


Hon. Jane Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, let us look at some of those statistics. Again, three million jobs have been created since the government took office. Half of those jobs have been created for Canadian women.
Let us understand that every single year since we have been in power, we have reduced employment insurance premiums. For the next year they will be at $1.98 for employees.
When it comes to investing in Canadians, I want to remind the hon. member that it is through the employment insurance system that we have doubled parental benefits, that we will be now introducing a compassionate leave program.
We understand our role in supporting Canadian workers.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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