Ei Changes

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Former P.E.I. Tory Leader Joins Liberals

CHARLOTTETOWN - A former leader of the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in Prince Edward Island has crossed the floor to join the Liberal government, saying he's frustrated by the party's lack of...
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Harper vs. 4 Premiers

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Changes to the federal employment insurance program are fair to Atlantic Canada's seasonal workers, contrary to assertions by the region's premiers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper...
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Quebecers Slam Harper On EI Reform

A Quebec coalition of unions has launched a campaign against employment insurance reform, and to mark the event a large banner was hoisted in front of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, greeting Montreal com...
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Threat At MP's Office

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter is renewing his call for Service Canada to stop visiting the homes of people on employment insurance following a threatening phone call made last week to his constituency offi...
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<em>Knock Knock</em>, EI Users

OTTAWA - The federal government has begun visiting Employment Insurance recipients at home as part of an "examination" being conducted while the program undergoes an overhaul.About 1,200 recipients ar...
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EI Changes Under Fire

People on employment insurance now have less time to find a new job as the federal government reforms its rules on benefits payments. But critics say the new system will unfairly affect seasonal and...
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On Second Thought..

OTTAWA - The Harper government has quietly relented in the face of bruising criticism that changes it recently made to Employment Insurance were punishing those who could least afford it.Just before M...
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Wake Up, Harper

Liberal P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter is hoping the federal government will reconsider its changes to Employment Insurance after a report he commissioned showed many will be worse off than they were. The Ma...
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Harper Pledges New Changes To EI

VANCOUVER - Canadian parents caring for critically ill children will be eligible for a special Employment Insurance benefit under a proposed change announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.P...
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Atlantic Premiers Demand More EI Info

BRUDENELL, P.E.I. - Discontent with proposed changes to employment insurance in Atlantic Canada grew Wednesday as the region's premiers stood together in calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to pr...
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Tories Set To End EI Mystery

Human Resources Minister Diane Finley is expected to put an end to speculation about the government's planned changes to employment insurance when she holds a news conference Thursday morning. Offici...
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Major Changes To EI In Works

The omnibus budget bill making its way through Parliament makes changes to the Employment Insurance Act, including how suitable employment is defined and determined. "There’ll be a broader definition...