employment insurance

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Dec 9, 2013
Photo: International Monetary Fund/flickr

Flaherty's funny math with the EI surplus

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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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.
Blog
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.
Blog
Apr 26, 2013

Take action against EI cuts, April 26-May 1

Brent Patterson
The Council of Canadians is working with the Canadian Labour Congress and Common Causes to support lobby days and demonstrations against the Harper government's cutbacks to Employment Insurance.

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