Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance in Canada: History, Structure and Issues

Employment insurance in Canada is a legacy of the Great Depression, and remains a pillar of the nation’s modern social programs. Since its creation in 1940, the program has undergone many significant evolutions, both philosophically and structurally. Moreover, debate over the program has remained constant throughout its existence, and is still present in contemporary political discourse. This feature provides an introduction to the history, administration, and issues relating to Employment Insurance in Canada.

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Cartoon: Ignatieff is on the Campaign Train, with Something for Everyone

Find a political cartoon depicting Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, bearing gifts for everyone while on the campaign trail at the Calgary Stampede.

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Cartoon: Blue Ribbon Committee on EI Benefits a Big Waste

Find a political cartoon depicting Conservative Prime Minister Harper and Liberal Leader Micheal Ignatieff's blue ribbon committee on employment insurance Benefits a big waste of time and taxpayer's money.

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