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EI in Atlantic Canada – The premiers got to look at a draft report

The premier of Prince Edward Island says he wants changes to the employment insurance program reversed, regardless of what a report says about the impact those changes have had on Atlantic Canada. Capture d’écran 2014-05-28 à 08.45.42

`My demand in regards to EI has not changed, regardless of what this report is going to say, Robert Ghiz said Monday following a two-day meeting of the Atlantic premiers in Saint John, N.B.`

`If the federal government wants to change how the EI system in our country works, they should do it in consultation with the provinces.

A year ago, the Atlantic premiers commissioned a panel to study the impact of employment insurance changes on the region, and this week the premiers got to look at a draft report. But they say it will be a few more weeks before the panel releases the final document and they wont release details in the meantime.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at EI changes remain source of contention in Atlantic Canada after premiers meet | Canadian HR Reporter.

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