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  • Les
    November 06, 2012 - 21:14

    It does not matter how one's lifestyle is conducted - they are still ENTITLED to the benefits they pay in to. It's equivalent to someone putting money in the bank but a new policy stating they are unable to retrieve it for two years. Do not start to think that Employment Insurance does not pertain to socioeconomic issues - it is all interlinked, and pointing fingers won't change problems, it will just create further ignorance. So if you live in a community where there ONLY is seasonal work, you blame the individual for choosing to live in a house they probably inherited? Yes again, great blame shifting. It seems as if many people like to shift the blame to other things/people in order to displace addressing the real issues!

  • Student
    November 06, 2012 - 09:18

    I can't get EI while I'm in school, so why the hell am I paying into it? It certainly isn't so I can dedicate two semesters to my studies whilst getting a check and working the other 41/2 months of the year. BS. I guess I better work in a fishplant if I want the system to work for me.

    • david
      November 06, 2012 - 11:03

      All Ponzi schemes require more paying in than drawing out any any one time, and this is a Ponzi scheme ----- one in the molasses-like process of being outed. But keep complaining that you aren't getting your "fair share" from it, instead of figuring that the entire thing is just an empty, debt-funded, long-running scam to get politicans re-elected. Sure, iut screws up the entire economy and ruins people's incentive to engage in worthwhile work (see: Newfoundland) but hey, so what right?

  • chantal
    November 06, 2012 - 09:13

    Newfoundland? The article is about Canadian workers being screwed... by conservative policies. Newfoundland is only one province in Canada. Did you know there are nine others? Let's see if you can name them. Here's a hint Winnipeg isn't one.

    • To Chantal
      November 06, 2012 - 09:36

      How exactly are Canadian Workers being screwed.........an individual who never draws EI while working a full year should not be responsible for those who choose to work in an industry that is either seasonal/short term. If individuals are stuck in that cycle then the onus is on THE INDIVIDUAL to better themselves and not to continually be baby-sat by the Government!

  • eiforeveryone
    November 05, 2012 - 22:01

    The EI system should be changed so that everyone gets access. Part-time workers and workers that cannot get enough hours are paying into the system but are being denied benefits. Their ei premiums are being taken to pay others eg. fishers who all qualify and do not hav eto meet hours criteria to get benefits. It is time to make this ei system benefits the same for everyone.

  • Wow
    November 05, 2012 - 20:03

    This is bad news for the lazy ones who spend 30 years working a few months a year then collect EI - or Welfare. It is the same.

  • David
    November 05, 2012 - 18:33

    Yup....work is really screwing up EI. Newfoundland truly is one totally effed up place.