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April 9, 2018  

Rare EI case leads to call for service changes to avoid stress for claimants

Highlights problems that arise when there’s miscommunication with officials trying to provide help to those who need it.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 31, 2018  

Federal analysis outlines how extra EI benefit program topped $1.92B

More workers allowed to receive extra payments and unemployment rates stayed higher, longer.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 17, 2017  

Extended EI benefits blow past budget as program expires

High cost for the program was one of the reasons it wasn’t renewed.

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June 1, 2017  

Federal government set to help softwood industry with $1B aid package

Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.

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April 25, 2017  

Extra EI help to hard hit regions tops $1 billion

The government estimated that 235,000 people would use the extra weeks of benefits, but there have more than 267,000 claims.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 31, 2016  

Feds not considering extended EI for any more regions

Both Yellowknife and Thunder Bay could meet requirements next month if unemployment rates do not drop significantly.

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March 31, 2016  

Wall, Trudeau continue to spar over EI changes

Sakstachewan premiers says federal government excluded two-thirds of the province’s oilpatch.

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March 30, 2016  

Those left out of EI changes should ‘be pleased’ they’re not harder hit: Trudeau

The federal budget boosted EI benefits for some parts of the country, but left some areas of the oilpatch out.

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March 29, 2016  

Trudeau to talk EI in Calgary

Government has picked 12 regions that need the most help with extra weeks of EI benefits for jobless workers.

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February 2, 2016  

Boost workers’ skills, tweak EI to help workforce: report

C.D. Howe calls for national framework on EI eligibility and benefits.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 2, 2016  

Boost workers’ skills, tweak EI to help workforce: report

C.D. Howe Institute must focus on creating a more highly skilled workforce to increase productivity.

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July 9, 2015  

EI fraud surpasses $100M, but government sees long collection times

Why the department is putting off more and more of its debt-collection efforts into the future remains unclear.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 19, 2015  

Atlantic premiers meeting focuses on the economy

St. John’s, NL meting will also gauge impact of EI changes

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January 7, 2015  

Guaranteed income program appealing but implausible, Fraser Institute says

Program would reform 25% of all government activity, think-tank finds.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 20, 2014  

Ottawa skipped internal study on $550M tax credit

Relied instead on Canadian Federation of Independent Business.