On June 16, President Bill DeBlois and CEO Robert Godfrey appeared before the Canadian Senate Standing Committee of Agriculture and Forestry to speak to Bill S-236 which deals with Employment Insurance reform in reconstituting PEI as one EI zone.

During the remarks, the Chamber supported amending Bill S-236 to make PEI one EI zone, rather than its current dual zone, while also calling for an overall review from the government on the EI program to prevent people from abusing the system and relieve the workforce shortages our member businesses are seeing presently.

To view the Bill, click here.

To view Bill’s Remarks, click here.