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Globe and Mail Update - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:25 EST

A laid-off retail manager, a self-employed consultant, a young mother and a small businessman reflect on the recession as Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers the budget

From Wednesday's Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — Jobless Canadians will be able to tap into employment insurance for a longer period of time, and more of them will qualify for taxpayer-funded training under the provisions of the new federal budget.

But the EI benefit level, which has fallen over the years to 55 per cent of earnings from 75 per cent, has not been increased.

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