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.
Coming out of the Liberal convention, Michael Ignatieff declared he was ready to put concrete proposals on the table to reform Employment Insurance. Hold the applause.
<p>When government talks about shovel-ready projects to help workers get through the economic crisis, the hands wielding the shovels belong overwhelmingly to men.</p>
<p>There needs to be immediate change to allow every person with 360 hours to qualify, no matter where they live in the country.</p>
Critics pounce on Harper government for failing to expand program to cope with rapidly rising unemployment figures.
Many laid-off workers and their families will be left out in the cold because governments have changed the rules for EI, making it harder to qualify and chopping the benefits for those who do.