Tree planter says EI changes to have small impact on planting

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Forests that need to be re-planted could have some rookies doing the job, thanks to employment insurance changes (CP photo).
If a tree planter in the forest is cut off employment insurance, does anyone hear him complain?
   
Changes to EI that took affect this week have caused a lot of outrage from many seasonal workers.

They say it may force them to get another job between seasons, and possibly travel long distances for that work.

Jonathan Clark runs a tree planting camp near Prince George, and he plants in the Kamloops area almost every summer.

He also runs the reforestation website "replant.ca."

Jonathan speaks with host Shelley Joyce about his thoughts on this story.

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