President of the Treasury Board Jean-Yves Duclos looks on as Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough participates in a daily news conference via video conferencing, Wednesday April 1, 2020 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Pulling off a bureaucratic miracle: How the CERB got done

It took long hours, nervous nights and a complete rethinking of how government does business to get the program up and running in record time

If you want to reform EI to boost hiring, go back to the 1990s

The Liberals propose dusting off an old EI-reform program that would avoid the flaws in the government’s Small Business Jobs Credit

The dangerous, misguided flaw in the small business tax credit

The Harper government’s new boutique tax credit makes it better for some companies to fire workers or cut their pay than to hire new ones

Why the new EI tax credit could do more harm than good

Reducing payroll taxes, like EI premiums, is good policy. Too bad that’s not what the Harper government chose to do.

EI premiums freeze: A quick guide

The numbers and the arguments at a glance

Dustin from Calgary gets results

The Finance Minister is listening apparently


Put the CEFIB out of its misery

Scott Clark and Peter DeVries hope C-45 marks the end of the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board.


What’s really going on with EI

Paul McLeod explains what the changes to employment insurance really mean.


The EI algebra

While the opposition continues to press Diane Finley about a problem with the Harper government’s changes to employment insurance, Ms. Finley’s office seems to be struggling to explain itself.


One last stand against C-38

The House is proceeding with debate at third reading for C-38 today, the New Democrats have thrown a reasoned amendment at the bill.


Can the Conservatives make EI reforms work?

The government’s changes to Employment Insurance are far from what many expected