The Star calls for unemployment reform

An editorial from The Star is calling on Stephen Harper and his Conservatives to bring on EI system reforms, spurred on by recent news that the Canadian economy lost 54,000 jobs in last month. The paper cites unfairness in the system, saying that Ontario – despite carrying much of the burden of the economy’s downturn in Canada, and now being a “have-not” province – is still recognized by the system as a “low unemployment” region. This means that workers in Ontario who have lost their jobs are not treated the same as those in Newfoundland and Labrador who, along with those in the Maritime provinces, have greater access to the programs. Despite the news of lost jobs nationally, Newfoundland and Labrador created jobs during the same timeframe.

Source: The Star

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