Category: employment insurance

Unvaccinated Worker Denied Employment Insurance for Jab Refusal Wins Tribunal Appeal

The federal tribunal that processes complaints related to Employment Insurance (EI) has sided in a Dec. 14 decision with a claimant who was fired for non-compliance with her employer’s vaccination mandate and then denied EI on the grounds of “misconduct.” Tribunal member Mark Leonard of the Social Security Tribunal of Canada ruled on an appeal…


Hundreds of Federal Employees Launch Legal Challenge Against Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

A group consisting of hundreds of federal employees has launched a legal challenge of the Liberal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, with the trial set to begin on Nov. 28. The Quebec-based group, known as Fonctionnaires unis or United Servants, consists of members working in various federal departments including the Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada, the…


Federal Tribunal Reinstates EI for Worker Fired for Refusing COVID Shots

A federal tribunal has ruled in favour of a Toronto man who was denied his Employment Insurance (EI) benefits after losing his job for not getting vaccinated for COVID-19. In a decision released on Sept. 12, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada reversed the denial of EI benefits to Timothy Conlon, a delivery driver who…


CPP and EI Payroll Tax Increases Put Needs of the State Before Those of the People

Commentary Happy New Tax Increase. The planned hike in Canada Pension Plan and employment insurance premiums has not merely gone ahead, it has gone up, because the toil of citizens is insufficient to satisfy the needs of the state. Something is upside down here. In my 2016 documentary “True, Strong and Free” on fixing the…


Feds Waiving Normal EI Rules for British Columbians Left Jobless by Extreme Flooding

The federal government promised to expedite employment insurance applications and ease travel restrictions at British Columbia’s borders on Sunday, among a host of measures meant to help residents of the flood-ravaged province recover from recent storms and weather new ones expected in the days ahead. The show of support from Ottawa came as Environment Canada…


New Employment Insurance Rules Coming Into Effect

OTTAWA—The employment insurance system is set for another round of pandemic−related changes that come into force on Sunday, Sept. 26. Here are a few of the key changes that will apply to new claims for benefits made beginning Sunday. Eligibility EI applicants need to have worked a minimum number of hours to qualify for benefits….