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Feb 09 2013

Employment Insurance

OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Speaker: The Honourable Andrew Scheer

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ORAL QUESTIONS

 

Employment Insurance

Mr. Mike Sullivan (York South—Weston, NDP):

 

Mr. Speaker, the truth is EI is not there when Canadians need it.

 

The system is in such a mess, people cannot even find a Service Canada location. According to the website, the closest one to my office is at 605 Rogers Road, but Service Canada closed that one last October. Do not try the office at Attwell Drive, the website says that it is open Thursday mornings, but that has not been the case in over a month. It is ridiculous.

 

How can we trust Conservatives to manage EI when they cannot even manage a website?

 

Hon. Diane Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, CPC):

 

Mr. Speaker, Canadians have a number of ways to find out information about EI. They can what we say “click, call or connect”. They can go onto the website and ask questions there. They can call 1-800-O-Canada. Over 90% of the Canadian population does live within 15k of one of our 600 Service Canada outlets across the country.

 

We are there to help Canadians access the benefits to which they are entitled, and we will continue to do there.

 

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