employment insurance

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Trudeau government should reform EI program now

Employees will bear a large portion of the cost of higher EI premium rates in the form of lower wages.

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Unemployment spike may trigger rethink of EI program in Atlantic Canada and beyond

The rest of the country may not be willing to subsidize Atlantic Canadian seasonal workers like in the past.

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Overly generous EI system could cause problems long after CERB winds down

EI benefits are based on unemployment in each of Canada’s 62 EI regions.

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Alberta’s outsized role in Canada matters for all Canadians

Albertans contributed $2.9 billion more to the CPP than they consumed in 2017.

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Boost EI but don’t create new wage subsidy program

The $3.8 billion program will provide up to $25,000 in subsidies per employer.