Premiers Examine Changes to Employment Insurance

Council of Atlantic Premiers

June 6, 2013 1:14 PM

Atlantic Provinces are moving forward on their commitment to jointly review the impact of the federal government's recent changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program.

The regional consultation and research initiative was announced after the premiers met in White Point, Queens Co., in April.

"This is an important issue for all Atlantic Canadians," said Premier Darrell Dexter, chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. "The EI system has a significant impact on ensuring a stable workforce, which is an important part of our ability to grow the economy and attract new jobs to Atlantic Canada. It's vital we have a full understanding of the implications the reforms are having on workers, employers and communities."

A detailed news release can be found by following the Newsroom link at the top of the Council of the Atlantic Premiers website at www.cap-cpma.ca/ .

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