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Federal employees making house calls as part of EI audit
CBC ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Unknown

Posted on 02/21/2013 4:21:11 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian

The federal government has begun visiting employment insurance recipients at home as part of an "examination" being conducted while the program undergoes an overhaul.

The majority of individuals selected for a random audit are receiving invitations, in person, to appear at their customary EI interviews as part of the project, which wraps up next month.

Some recipients are already on edge, given the changes to the program that have seasonal workers fearing their benefits might be cancelled.

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"Every year, unfortunately, in our employment insurance system, hundreds of millions of dollars are identified or are lost through false or fraudulent or inappropriate claims," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said at an event Thursday in Saskatoon.

"One of the jobs of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada is to ensure that the funds in the employment insurance system are there for people who have lost their jobs who qualify and who need that help," Harper said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benefits; canada; labor; unemployment
EI is employment insurance, actually unemployment insurance.

This is what a responsible government does. Check up on the people collecting "benefits" to make sure they are following the rules. Read the article. The recipients feel "harassed" because they are being checked. Too bad.

I like Harper more every day.

1 posted on 02/21/2013 4:21:15 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“EI is employment insurance, actually unemployment insurance.”

AKA the pogey.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 4:57:05 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Former Proud Canadian; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

3 posted on 02/21/2013 5:47:12 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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