Is the NDP foolish or practical in propping up the Harper government on EI improvements?
Parliament resumed last week, and Jack Layton and the NDP were the target of main opposition and media criticism.
Just what does the EI bill mean to some workers? Here are the facts.
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.
The study finds that access, benefit duration, and income replacement levels fall far below most other OECD countries and below the levels of Canadian unemployment insurance in the last recession.
I'm thinking about Michael Ignatieff's talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week and I cannot help but conclude: Iggy just blew the job interview.
On Saturday, over 2,000 people rallied demanding the federal government fix the Employment Insurance (EI) system, protect pensions and services, and put the needs of working people before profits.