EI: How Soon They Forget!

Less than two years ago, in June, 2009, a Liberal threat to vote down the spending estimates led the Conservatives to establish a special two party task force on Employment Insurance. The Liberals were then pressing for at least a temporary reduction in the entrance requirement to 360 hours in…
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EI and the Election

In a rather transparent temporary fix, the pre election Budget proposes to temporarily continue existing and recently expired work-sharing arrangements and to extend two “pilot projects” for one more year rather than let them expire in short order.  The pilot projects are the working while on claim project which gives workers…
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