Parliament for 2014
Richmond Electoral District
Alice Wong made the following remarks about Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits. The following was a transcript of the debate in the House of Commons on September 28, 2009. After the main speech, there is a short question-and-answer period:
Madam Speaker, I am happy to join in the debate today on our government’s latest steps to help Canadians facing difficulties.
Madam Speaker, I first would like to point out that it is unfortunate in a debate like this that members resort to personal attacks. This is such an important issue that we really need to focus on Canadians and the situation in which they find themselves.
Madam Speaker, the financing board will be fully responsible for handling EI premiums and how they will be used. Money collected from people who pay their premiums will be kept by the board in a separate pot and be managed by the board independently.
Madam Speaker, I listened to the hon. member talking about EI and I would like some clarification from her.
Madam Speaker, I might suggest that the opposition do some research and some calculations. We have already given out an additional $5.5 billion for EI, which is exactly what people need.
Madam Speaker, I would like to ask the member of the Conservative government who just spoke how her party came up with the figure of 190,000 regarding the number of workers who will see their EI benefits extended under this bill.
Madam Speaker, we have stated clearly that the five week extension would apply to all Canadians who are unemployed and qualify. This extension of five weeks to twenty weeks would actually apply to long-tenured workers who have paid premiums their whole life. They deserve these five to twenty weeks of benefits, and the Bloc is blocking them.
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2 Responses to “Speaking about Bill C-50”
VINCENT MOFFIT Says:
November 8th, 2009 at 2:52 am
Dear Prime Minister
I am a Canadian currently living in Beijing, China. I have been to Asia 16 times.
Last summer I went to the province of
Sichuan. I was escorted by a member of the Chinese Army. I saw many terrible things. I met a girl who lost her entire family as the result of the earthquake. When I was there I experienced an earthquake: magniture: 6.2
With me were two Japanese ( I have been to Japan eight timres) One is a profressor who told me that another large earthquake will occur 100 percent certain, but the “when” if you will if uncertain.
Before I came to China, I met one of your cabinet ministers, Alice Wang. My business partner is from Beijing, currently living in Richmind, B.C. We met, and discussed why you did not attend the Olympics
My brother-in-law is CEO, and founder of the largest, and best selling anit-virus company in China. My business partner is a friend of the Son of President Hu.
The Chinese governement were dissappointed that you did not attend. That is what my contacts told me. If for nothing else, speakting as a CANADIAN, I wished you would have attended to show what Canada IS, and out of compassion for the people what died, and CONTINIUE TO suffer in Sichuan. I am going back to Sichuan to try to comfort them. I AM CANADIAN..
This is my question: WHY DID YOU NOT ATTEND THE OLYMPICS?:
On another note, I recently went to North Korea and the DMZ. I befrienced an officer of the North Korean Army. I was about 100 metres from South Korea, and a building where there American also are.
The North Korean denoted a Nucluear device, as you know. They did it for your own reason, and there is no “reason” for them to do it again. The West put SANTIONS on North Korea. That put’s pressure on the N.K goverment, but do you think it financiallly effects the leader of North Korea? ( Sorry I don’t know the current “PRESIDENT” of NK is is “look-alike”., ) NO, It is indeed the North Korean people who suffer even more than they did!!!!!!!!! WE ARE CANANDIAN PRIME MINISTER I AM A PROUD CANADIAN, AND A CHRISTIAN., IF WE ARE GOING TO TO BE LEADERS IN PEACE WE MUST BE CANADIAN, AND NOT ALWAY FOLLOW THE NUCLEAR POWER OF THE UNITED STATES. Canada, and America are different.
Sincerely, and in the words of my friend Sid Hart, Lt. Col. Retired, Military Intellegence….LOVE, PEACE, AND SUNSHINE.
Most Sincerely, and loyally CANADIAN, AND PEACEKEEPER
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November 25th, 2009 at 2:23 pm
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