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Regional distribution of benefits highlights inequity in EI system

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At the moment, "a few miles" will cost a worker more than a month in employment insurance benefits in Saskatchewan.

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Unequal access to extended EI benefits sows confusion in snubbed regions

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

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March 11, 2016 |
This year's AFB would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, result in 520,000 new jobs, bringing unemployment rate to 6 per cent.
February 12, 2016 |
It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let's act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need.
December 7, 2015 |
With few jobs available, workers are too often forced to choose between unemployment and precarious jobs with little prospect for building a decent life for their families.

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

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