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E-I changes and tree planters

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Major Employment Insurance reforms are underway in Canada and many of those changes could effect people who have seasonal and part time jobs.

Some of the changes started taking place this week, including one measure that has captured national attention.

Investigators are being given targets on how much E-I fraud they are to capture on an annual basis.

Many of the changes are aimed at people who say they are looking for work, but are not.

Seasonal workers include ski hill employees, summer tourism workers and tree planters.

To look at what's happening with that last group, Chris Walker spoke to John Betts, the director of the Western Silviculture Contractors Association.

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