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Employment Insurance Protest - Magdalen Islands

Magdalen Islands EI Protest 3.jpgIt was an unprecedented protest for the Magdalen Islands. Four thousand people rallied outside the Service Canada office in Cap aux Meules, near where the ferry docks. That's ONE THIRD of the island's population. They gathered to protest changes to the EI rules. In a few weeks, impact from those new rules will begin to take effect there. Joel Arseneau is one of two mayors on the Magdalen Islands. He says the protest will continue. He wants people from the region - including PEI - to join a group from the Magdalen Islands on a trip to Ottawa to see Minister Diane Finley at the end of February.

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