Tuesday, January 15, 2013
NEW EI RULES CLAIM FIRST VICTIM
Stephen Harper's new E.I. rules, designed to place all the power and control into the hands of businesspeople who refuse to pay livable wages, is starting to impact the so-called "culture of defeatism"
The former Reformer has long harbored negative attitudes about Atlantic Canadians.
The hidden agenda that many Canadians feared has emerged.
The National Post is featuring a story about the first of many Atlantic Canadians to be abandoned by the Unemployment Insurance Program because of rule changes imposed by the Harper Conservatives this year.
Marle Giersdorf is the single mother of a nine-month-old. She refuses to accept employment outside of her town because she can not afford the cost of transportation.
That refusal has come at the cost of her EI benefits. Under the new rules repeat users must be willing to travel over an hour to new jobs that pay as much as 70% less than previous employment.
Should she be forced to relocate? Is she being unreasonable in her expectations?