Jenny Kwan, MP

Member of Parliament, Vancouver East

Jenny in Question Period: 8 million unanswered calls to government call centres?

On May 7, 2019, I rose in Question Period to ask: 

"Mr. Speaker, can members believe that over eight million Canadians cannot talk to a real person when they call government call centres? Whether it is about their EI, pensions or immigration matters, call centres are a dead end. It is so bad at IRCC that over 70% of the callers could not even get through. That is 1.2 million people. No wonder, as there are no service standards: no standards on access, no standards on timeliness, no standards on accuracy. Do the Liberals not believe Canadians deserve the most basic level of service from their government?"