To the Editor,
- January 18, 2010 - 10:37
EI is a joke in this country. In the 80's the then conservative government changed the act. Thousands of serving members of the Canadian forces were no longer allowed to draw from the fund with the swoop of a pen. I wrote my then MP to say that if all forces members who had 20 or more years of service were no longer going to be able to draw fine EI but we should no longer have to pay for it. My MP wrote back that he was sending my letter to the then Minister of defense in an attempt to alarm me I believe (didn't work). I also wrote the then and several following ministers of finance about this injustice. I have never received the same or a fair response on this question. I continued to pay EI for nothing after leaving the Forces in 1992 and until my final retirement in 2006. I never in my life drew a single dollar of EI benifits. I never qualified for any part of EI except to have it deducted from my pay of course.
- January 18, 2010 - 10:32
good luck with your e.i claim,this is money we worked for we earned it,but yet applying for e.i is like trying to take out a loan,you might get it,and you might not,this ranks right up there with
harpers big boost in e.i,the five additional
weeeks,that no one seems to qualify for.