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Employment Insurance

Liberal

  • Introduce a new EI benefit for self-employed Canadians, delivered through the tax system, providing unemployment assistance comparable to EI & lasting for up to 26 weeks.
  • Create an EI Career Insurance Benefit for people who are laid off when a business they've worked for 5 years closes.

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Conservative

  • Launch a "Super EI" with temporary expanded benefits for provinces in recessions.
  • Extend EI sickness benefits for those suffering from serious illness to 52 weeks.

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NDP

  • Extend EI Sickness Benefits to 50 weeks.
  • Introduce a low income supplement so no one receiving EI regular or special benefits receives less than $2K/mo.
  • Make EI available to people who have quit their jobs to go back to school, provide childcare, or protect their or their family's health.
  • Prevent government from raiding the EI Operating Account.
  • Double leave for parents of multiples.

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