June 20, 2012
Making it Work? The New EI Rules and What They Mean for Workers, Businesses, and Ontario A public discussion on the new rules of Employment Insurance was hosted by the Mowat Centre in June, 2012 at the Al Green Theatre in downtown Toronto.
The Mowat Centre EI Task Force proposed the creation of a redesigned federal support system for the unemployed. In a discussion moderated by Matthew Mendelsohn, panelists were asked to consider how the changes might impact workers and businesses in Ontario and across the country, if they addressed the program’s well-known shortcomings and what the next steps might be for EI reform. Panelists included Dr. Arthur Sweetman, Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources at McMaster University; Catherine Swift of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business; and Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.