Author and social justice activist Judy Rebick addresses the "Fix EI" Town Hall Meeting held at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Is the NDP foolish or practical in propping up the Harper government on EI improvements?
Sep 21, 2009 to Sep 22, 2009
Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University
80 Gould Street (at Church Street), Rm. 204Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 30.2832" N, 79° 22' 37.4988" W
Join in a town hall to discuss the jobs crisis and new economic challenges.
As the recession affects the working lives of people like Kendra, Ted and Lance, who are excluded from Canada's system of employment insurance, the debate grows. The second in a two-part series.
Peggy Nash and Winnie Ng
The best economic stabilizer for those who are bearing the brunt of the economic downturn, is a solid unemployment insurance system.
Rising unemployment in the recession has exposed more flaws in Canada's employment insurance system -- like regional disparities and EI's questionable role as an economic stimulus.
It's report card season and workers are giving Harper a failing grade. Ignatieff is also getting poor marks for a deal with the PM on EI reform. (Photo: http://canadianlabour.ca/)
Workers took to the streets of Toronto over the weekend to demand good jobs for all and an immediate fix to EI. (Photo: John Bonnar)
A series of town hall meetings have been held across the GTA and a petition campaign is now underway to demand action from all MPs in the Toronto region.
For the most part, the NDP’s strategy towards the Liberals has not changed with the palace coup that made Ignatieff the Liberal leader.