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Employment Insurance to get much needed boost

Daniel Lublin | Mar 28, 2009

Citing increased demand, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Diane Finley, announced yesterday that the Federal Government will pump $60 million into the Employment Insurance program.

Minster Finley made a further announcement, advising that 80% of the claims are being processed within the targeted 4 week period. The announcement was greeted with jeers from oppositions members such as Tom Mulcair who declared the state of the Employment Insurance program to be a "catastrophe".

For more information on the announcement, please see the original Globe and Mail article by Bill Curry, Virginia Galt, and Joe Friesen.

Daniel A. Lublin is an Employment Lawyer specializing in the law of Wrongful Dismissal and Constructive Dismissal. He can be reached at or via email.