It's not surprising there is a groundswell of support for the woman who is being cut off EI because she has no transportation to get to Charlottetown, and it's not just people on the Island who are upset.
I've seen in the media that people all over Canada now understand why we are so angry with the EI cuts when they were announced. The changes are arbitrary, unfair and punitive, and now that we see them in action we can see they don't work very well.
The changes to EI are part of the Harper's government plan to create a low-wage workforce in Canada. It wants to make it hard foranyone to make a decent living anywhere in Canada, but especially on the East Coast. We have to continue to fight these cuts and other changes, such as government’s plan to raise the retirement age and to bring in tens of thousands of low-wage temporary foreign workers. It may be just a job to the Harper government, but for us it's our livelihood and way of life that we're fighting for.