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EI changes fail to garner experts' praise

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Budget hits and misses

CP Video - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 5:06 EST

After a torrent of leaks there were still some surprises in the 2009 federal budget. Canadian Press reporters Rob Russo and Bruce Cheadle look at the hits and misses in the financial plan

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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