NDP Pledges EI Reforms For Fishers, Trappers

Friday, January 20, 2006 at 16:10



The Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP candidate says if she wins Monday’s election in the North, her party will re-work the Employment Insurance guidelines to include traditional land users.


Anita Jackson says commercial fishers, wild rice harvesters, and trappers do not meet the current eligibility requirements for E.I.


Jackson adds traditional land users deserve to have a safety net when times are tough, and need assistance and support from the government.