EI changes are forcing people west

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Editor: In regards to the front page of April 14 Guardian concerning EI changes. I am a seasonal worker on P.E.I. I also collect EI during the winter while I’m attending Holland College. Changing P.E.I. into two different districts is a huge mistake, each and every one of us pays into the EI, and so what is the big deal over the seasonal workers? Eventually you are going to see a lot more people moving out west and eventually P.E.I. is going to look like a ghost town. The cost of living is the highest in Canada.

It makes me wonder what’s going to become of P.E.I. I was out to Alberta twice last year and while in a grocery store I couldn’t believe the price difference in groceries between there and P.E.I.

By making bad decisions in the EI you are just driving more people west to live. Eventually I’m going to be moving out west to live and to work. When I filed my claim last October, it was divided by 16 instead of 14 like the year before in 2012. As a result, I lost $100 off each cheque. And what are you doing with the surplus in the EI fund?

Gladys Robbins,


Organizations: Holland College

Geographic location: Canada.It, Alberta, Charlottetown

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