Line-by-Line Rebuttal to Diane Finley on Employment Insurance Changes | Common Front for Social Justice

| March 08, 2013


Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development issued a new release, February 19, 2013 where she stated that she wanted to set the record straight. We have taken each of her points and answered her arguments with the information gathered in Chapter 9 and 10 of the Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles. This Digest is the bible where we find the policies which will be used to evaluate the demands of EI claimants, but more importantly, the way to interpret the regulations dealing with Refusal of suitable employment and Availability for work, two keys components of these changes.


Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development issued a new release, February 19, 2013 where she stated that she wanted to set the record straight.

We have taken each of her points and answered her arguments with the information gathered in Chapter 9 and 10 of the Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles.

This Digest is the bible where we find the policies which will be used to evaluate the demands of EI claimants, but more importantly, the way to interpret the regulations dealing with Refusal of suitable employment and Availability for work, two keys components of these changes.

We hope this document will contribute to the conversations that have taken place since January 6, 2013, when the regulations were put in place.

Jean-Claude Basque Provincial Coordinator Common Front for Social Justice

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