Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the fact is that they are making cities pay the price for Conservative mismanagement. Shame on that minister.
Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP) moved:
Motion No. 1:
That Bill C-25 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Madam Speaker, I am happy to have this chance to speak in the House today about this Trojan Horse budget. I was concerned that all discussion would be shut down by the government because, unfortunately, this is a budget that includes many separate bills that have very little to do with fiscal management.
Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, hiding changes in the budget to avoid accountability is simply wrong. Another hidden change: cutting employment insurance and gutting the appeals tribunal. Instead of separate tribunals with dedicated staff, we now have one big tribunal with a fraction of the staff. Asking 70 staff to review over 30,000 appeals is not going to make the system efficient. It will grind it to a halt and the government knows it.