Petition on EI Reform

New Employment Insurance rules took force on January 6—in what amounts to yet another Conservative attack on working Canadians.

What do these changes mean for you?

Imagine the unthinkable happens in 2013 and you lose your job. To support your job search, you apply for and hopefully receive EI benefits.

But under the new rules, now you could lose those benefits if you don’t take any job the Conservatives deem “suitable.” Even if it comes with an hour-long commute. Even if it pays just 70 per cent of your current wages. Even if it has nothing to do with your chosen career.

New Democrats have a better way.

Employment Insurance helps us build the modern, skilled workforce Canada needs. That’s why we are committed to defending it.

You too can help save the Employment Insurance Program! Sign the petition!