MP Sean Casey Rallies Support for EI Demonstration
Charlottetown, PE – MP Sean Casey statement in the House of Commons on EI changes on Friday, October 19th.
“Mr. Speaker, changes to employment insurance are threatening a program that is supposed to be there for workers when they need it.
We believe that government must ensure that all regions of the country have equal access to opportunity and prosperity. Therefore, any changes to employment insurance must be done with sensitivity to regional realities, including the impact on local economies.
However, the Conservative changes to employment insurance are hurting real people, hurting our communities and hurting our businesses. When coupled with the disproportionate civil service cuts, these changes will result in more poverty and hardship for the people of Prince Edward Island.
We believe, even if the Conservatives do not, that helping one another is still part of our collective history. The Liberal Party will not give up on our workers and our local communities.”
“I am hearing daily from EI recipients who have been impacted but also from employers who cannot get employees for their seasonal work due to these changes,” stated Casey. “The Conservative government has already backtracked a bit on this because they are hearing the same things. I think the right thing to do is scrap these changes.”
“CUPE PEI and other community groups are hosting a rally on EI in Summerside at 250 Water St on Saturday afternoon at 1pm,” commented Casey. “I encourage everyone to attend as these changes will have long lasting impact on our economy and our communities.”
CUPE PEI is providing buses from across PEI for transportation to the Rally from Souris, Morell, Montague, Mount Stewart, Stratford, Charlottetown, Cornwall, Kensington, Wellington, O’Leary and Tignish. For a seat on the bus or more information contact Lori MacKay at email@example.com or 626-1112.
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Sean Casey, MP for Charlottetown