In cahoots
Feb 16, 2016

Budget stimulus and EI

Federal research shows that EI is the single most powerful tool the government has to stabilize the economy, reducing both GDP and job losses by up to 14 per cent in the wake of recessions.
Jul 25, 2014

EI needs to increase access, not lower premiums

Angella MacEwen
The crisis in EI is forever falling on deaf ears. Even though only 37.5 per cent of unemployed workers are receiving EI, politicians feel that the problem with EI is not access, but high premiums.
Sep 3, 2013
Photo: Dave McLean/flickr

EI: Self-insurance or three-card Monte?

Erin Weir
Monte Solberg, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Employment Insurance, proposed to eliminate the program in a recent Sun Media column.
Jul 19, 2013

EI benefits falling faster than unemployment

Erin Weir
Statistics Canada reported this week that 12,290 fewer Canadians received Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in May compared to April. EI benefits are shrinking far faster than unemployment.
Apr 24, 2013
Photo: Albert Lynn/Flickr

Fact-busting HRSDC's 'just the facts' on EI changes

Angella MacEwen
Attempts by the Harper government to set the record straight over changes to EI simply gloss over many valid concerns that have been expressed by critics. I share a couple of EI Change Fact-Busters.
Feb 20, 2013
Photo: Thandiwe Mccarthy/Flickr

Changes to EI: It's all in the details

Angella MacEwen
The latest detail to emerge about the recent changes to EI is from the Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles, a guide to enforcing Employment Insurance.


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