Can you believe this EI mess down here on P.E.I.? Most of the jobs on P.E.I. are seasonal. So what is going on here politicians?
There are a lot of hard workers here on P.E.I who are getting hung out to dry.
You take all our potato harvesters putting in 14-hour days for weeks in the fall and spring. Do you think they deserve to draw for two months and then they have to go out and find work or they will be disqualified from their EI benefits? The same goes for our fisheries; these fishermen put their lives on the line every day to make a living and again this job is only seasonal.
This government is forcing people to take odd jobs. But what happens when the season ends and it's time to return to your old job? You are forced to quit one job to return to another. And then the government looks at you and says, oh by the way, you now are disqualified from your EI benefits because you quit your last job.
Why not help our islanders instead of forcing them to leave P.E.I. and their families to go out West to find work and this P.E.I government has the nerve to say, oh there are lots of jobs on P.E.I. Well is that why half of P.E.I is out in Alberta working?
Time to stop clowning around and stop worrying about all your government pension packages, and start worrying more about our Islanders and the future of P.E.I.'s economy. Stop filling your own pockets with our taxpayers' dollars. Live like the rest of us, day by day, then you will get a taste of everyday reality.