The EI algebra

While the opposition continues to press Diane Finley about a problem with the Harper government’s changes to employment insurance, Ms. Finley’s office seems to be struggling to explain itself.

Opposition parties are accusing the government of clawing back more money from the poorest of Canadians with its recent chang­es to EI. But Diane Finley, human re­sources and skills development minister, countered that saying the “vast majority” of EI claimants are better off under her department’s new clawback system.

The Chronicle Herald attemp­ted to verify her claim, asking the department last Thursday for the average dollar amount earned by part-time workers receiving EI, as well as the dollar value of the average clawback under the previous system. The department responded Monday, saying it does not have the data to answer either ques­tion. The lack of data raises ques­tions about how Finley could say the “vast majority” of EI claimants will make more money under the new system.




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The EI algebra

  1. Finley is a complete tool. Not everyone in the CPC is, but she’s definitely one of the worst in terms of capability as a minister.

  2. “The lack of data raises ques­tions about how Finley could say the
    “vast majority” of EI claimants will make more money under the new
    system”

    Unreported claims.

  3. Another Con shell game

  4. No question about how she could say it. Making stuff up is SOP for the CPC.

  5. not sure how forcing people to take a job that will quite likely pay less than what is required to pay the bills is better.. it is another spin to help the corporations pay less it seems to me and a disgusting game perpetrated by the government

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