Ending the EI Pilot Project - Diane Finley
Close to 200 Islanders protested last weekend outside the Summerside office of MP Gail Shea. One of those changes included the news last week that Ottawa had quietly ended an EI pilot project. The program was introduced in 2004... and provided an extra five weeks of benefits to Canadians living in regions that have high employment. PEI's Innovation Minister Alan Roach says there was NO notification from Ottawa that the pilot was ending. But federal Human Resources minister says her provincial counterparts were all told two years ago the program was ending. Matt spoke with Federal Minister Diane Finley about the changes to EI, and why she thinks Islanders will be better off with those changes.
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