Petition on the recent changes to Unemployment Insurance eligibility criteria: sign now

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled:

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw attention of the House to the following:

THAT the government of Canada has recently made changes to the eligibility requirements for unemployment insurance (UI);

THAT these changes have been made behind closed doors without any input from the ordinary Canadian citizens who are affected by such policies and these changes will negatively affect the livelihood of numerous Canadians;

THAT the adopted changes will negatively impact Canadians nationally and in particular they will impact those Canadians who live in rural areas in which the economy is dependent on seasonal services. We feel that the adopted changes to Unemployment eligibility criteria will force people out of their specialized occupations into unskilled, low wage jobs. In addition, we agree that Canadian individuals will be forced to look for employment at great distances outside their area of residence causing them to incur unreasonable time commitments and travel costs. Combined, we feel these changes may lead to increased poverty for unemployed individuals as well as the families which they support.

THEREFORE, your petitioners request that Parliament review the changes made to the eligibility criteria of Unemployment insurance so that Canadians can rely on this support system when they find themselves faced with unemployment.

Pétition à la Chambre des communes en Parlement assemblée:

Nous, soussignés, résidents du Canada, attirons l'attention de la Chambre sur ce qui suit:

QUE le gouvernement du Canada a récemment apporté des modifications aux critères d'admissibilité à l'assurance-chômage (AC);

QUE ces modifications ont été apportées à huis clos, sans aucun apport des citoyens canadiens qui sont touchés par ces politiques et ces changements affecteront négativement les moyens d'existence de nombreux Canadiens;

QUE les modifications adoptées auront un impact négatif Canadiens à l'échelle nationale et en particulier leur impact sur les Canadiens qui vivent dans les zones rurales où l'économie est dépendante des services saisonniers. Nous estimons que les changements adoptés aux critères d'admissibilité de chômage vont forcer les gens hors de leurs professions spécialisées en non qualifiés, emplois à bas salaires. En outre, nous sommes d'accord que les particuliers canadiens seront obligés de chercher du travail à de grandes distances en dehors de leur zone de résidence obligeant à engager des dépenses déraisonnables temps et les frais de déplacement. Ensemble, nous estimons que ces changements peuvent mener à une pauvreté accrue pour les chômeurs ainsi que les familles qu'ils soutiennent.

EN CONSÉQUENCE, les signataires demandent au Parlement d'examiner les modifications apportées aux critères d'admissibilité de l'assurance-chômage afin que les Canadiens peuvent compter sur ce système de soutien si elles se trouvent confrontés au chômage.

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