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.

Defend workers and EI

Apr 27, 2013
Edmundston , NB
47° 22' 8.4468" N, 68° 19' 36.0264" W
New Brunswick CA
The EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACTION COMMITTEE defending workers invites everyone to attend!
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.


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