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Broderick calls for EI reform

“The people in these communities believe it is the policy of the federal government to create this situation in Prince Edward Island to shut down communities so that they will have to go serve the oil patch in Alberta and Saskatchewan.” – Leo Broderick, vice-chairperson of the Council of Canadians

Leo Broderick

Leo is part of the P.E.I. Coalition for Fair EI which is calling on the federal government to scrap the changes it made to employment insurance. The coalition also wants benefits increased to 60 per cent of earnings, coverage to last 50 weeks, and qualifying hours cut to 13 weeks. The Atlantic premiers have appointed a panel to look at the impact EI changes have had on the region. The panel will be looking for public input on November 18 in Tidnish, Nova Scotia and December 2 in Montague, PEI. Read more »