News
Photo: flickr/Mikel Garcia Idiakez
Teuila Fuatai | EI's maternity benefits system favours mothers from higher-earning families. Teuila Fuatai speaks to Brock University researcher Lindsey McKay about why.
Blog
Doreen Nicoll | After participating in an International Women's Day roundtable I have great hope that we're well on our way to creating an equitable Canada.
News
Photo: flick/ Gavin Schaefer
Laurell Ritchie | The NDP and Liberals have both promised to repeal the Conservatives' 2012 EI changes. Can they actually do it? And where do the other parties stand?
Blog
Doreen Nicoll | Hugh Segal refers to Guaranteed Livable Income as "Quantitative easing for the common person, as opposed to big banks and car companies, which provides liquidity when required."
News
Photo: flickr/Vitor Lima
Francella Fiallos | Jason Kenney says new hires at EI call centres are in response to complaints. The union says that is not true, that EI call centres hire extra workers over the holidays every year.
Blog
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.
Blog
David Macdonald | While we may consider EI a strong social support system, its current construction makes it particularly regressive for Canada's lowest-income families.
Blog
Photo: Albert Lynn/Flickr
Angella MacEwen | There were two announcements this week around employment insurance -- both framed as "being more responsive to local labour market conditions."
News
H.G. Watson | A recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report found that Ontario's unemployment levels are twice as high as the overall provincial youth unemployment rate.
Blog
Photo: Dave McLean/flickr
Erin Weir | Monte Solberg, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Employment Insurance, proposed to eliminate the program in a recent Sun Media column.
Blog
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.
News
Graham Cox | The economic system imposed on us has brought with it a reduction in secure employment and a massive increase in precarious work.