Employment Insurance 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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Canada's EI Changes Now In Effect

OTTAWA - Contentious changes to employment insurance are now in effect.Beginning Sunday, people on EI face stricter, more complex rules for keeping their benefits, with the goal of getting unemployed...
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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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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...