As Canada heads toward what is likely to be another economic downturn, the federal government is poised to announce changes to the Employment Insurance program – the first major update since the 1990s. But what’s wrong with the way the program works today? Why does the federal government need to reform Employment Insurance? And who should pay for the increased costs?
On February 9, join us for a webinar on Employment Insurance reform. Our panel of experts will discuss how the federal government can strike the right balance between improving coverage and benefits for the unemployed, and limiting increases in premiums for businesses and employees. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.
Note that the webinar will be held in French, but audience members are welcome to pose questions in English during the Q&A. Simultaneous translation will not be available.
This webinar is held in conjunction with the publication of two papers from the Institute for Research on Public Policy, which offer fresh insights on the challenges of reforming EI: the first report analyzes options to address financing, the second offers a proposal from IRPP researchers for a compromise package of EI reforms. Due to budget limitations, these papers are available in English only, though they feature a French summary.
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