A Closer Look at Harper's EI Rollbacks
June 5, 2012, 4:15 PM EST
A clear sign the federal government was moving ahead with new attacks on unemployed workers was Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's comment on May 14 that, "There is no bad job, the only bad job is not having a job." He continued: "I drove a taxi, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living."
In less than two weeks, the Conservative government announced sweeping changes to Canada's EI system which have raised multiple questions and deep concerns from workers, unions, the unemployed and many businesses.
To provide greater clarity on what these changes will mean for unemployed Canadians the CAW has prepared a Questions and Answers document. To read the full document please visit: http://www.caw.ca/assets/images/EI_questions_June_2012_.pdf