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A benefit system disadvantaging Canada's poorest children

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Lindsey McKay, postdoctoral fellow at Brock University's Sociology Department, is among the thousands of Canadian mothers ineligible for maternity benefits. 

McKay, who gave birth to twins in 2011, missed out because she was studying at the time.

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| March 7, 2016
February 16, 2016 |
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.

Election 2015: Where do the federal parties stand on EI reform?

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| October 8, 2015
September 11, 2015 |
A new report on Employment Insurance demonstrates that the recession is hitting Canadian workers hard.

New jobs at EI centres not about helping the public service but saving face, says union

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People waiting for employment insurance (EI) benefits may get their questions answered sooner than before, as the federal government has promised to add around 400 new public servants in order to deal with a high number of complaints.

On Tuesday, Minister of Employment Jason Kenney confirmed to The Globe and Mail plans to bolster Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) with more staff as nearly 10,000 Canadians complained about poor service, unanswered phone calls and long waiting times for EI inquiries.

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October 27, 2014 |
The federal government introduced a budget implementation bill that makes a problematic change to the funding of Employment Insurance.
October 23, 2014 |
PBO analysis confirms: legislative changes to EI are hurting workers and economies in many communities in Canada.
September 19, 2014 |
More than 100 migrant agriculture workers will now receive the EI Parental Benefits they were wrongfully denied by an Employment Insurance tribunal.
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