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Angella MacEwen | The Liberal Party entered the EI debate by suggesting a one-year EI premium holiday for employers who hire new workers, a plan which rests on some pretty terrible math.
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David Macdonald | Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."
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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.
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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.
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PSAC | Cuts to Canada's EI Program are making it harder to help our most vulnerable, reduce inequality, protect seasonal workers and ensure a more fair and prosperous future for our country.
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H.G. Watson | Students Against Migrant Exploitation and the United Food and Commercial Workers have been visiting Canadian universities hoping to get people thinking about worker conditions with #NotMyTomato.
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Angella MacEwen | There were two announcements this week around employment insurance -- both framed as "being more responsive to local labour market conditions."
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Angella MacEwen | A new report from the PBO suggests that the Conservatives will balance the budget ahead of schedule. But, and it's a big but, if there were no EI surplus, there would be no balanced budget in 2016.
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John Bonnar | Even when workers are employed full time, many are vulnerable to temporary layoffs, yet no longer qualify for benefits.
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CALM | Labour news summary from Sept. 11 to Sept. 23
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Erin Weir | Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a three-year freeze on Employment Insurance (EI) premiums, ostensibly because a stronger job market has alleviated the need for additional premium revenue.
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Erin Weir | Monte Solberg, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Employment Insurance, proposed to eliminate the program in a recent Sun Media column.