New Democrats are continuing to pressure the Conservative government to cancel devastating changes to employment insurance and will dedicate their opposition day next Tuesday to this important issue.
The disturbing information revealed today concerning Service Canada’s application of ‘denial quotas’ underscores the importance of defending innocent Canadians against these relentless Conservative attacks.
NDP Employment Insurance critic, Anne-Marie Day, has table the following motion:
“That the House call on the Government to reverse devastating changes it has made to Employment Insurance which restrict access and benefits, depress wages, push vulnerable Canadians into poverty and download costs to the provinces; and reinstate the Extra Five Weeks pilot project to avoid the impending ‘black hole’ of financial insecurity facing workers in seasonal industries and the regional economies they support.”
Petition to the Government of Canada
We oppose the legislative provisions in the Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (formerly known as Bill C-38) regarding the power to define “suitable employment,” the power to define “reasonable and customary efforts to obtain employment” and the creation of a social security tribunal because:
1. these provisions will weaken entire economic sectors across the country and penalize seasonal workers and regional workers; and
2. these measures do not improve access to employment insurance or the ability to match workers’ skills with available jobs.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call on the Government of Canada to repeal the above legislative provisions in the Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures (formerly known as Bill C-38) as quickly as possible.