EI Reform – Please Let Me Opt Out

Blog, Equalization, Les Routledge

Down in Ottawa, the concept of EI reform is heating up.

One reform I would like to see is allowing people to opt out of EI coverage and self insure.  As both a farmer and a self employed business person, I strongly object to paying into that fund when it does not provide any insurance coverage to me at all.

A really good reform of Employment Insurance would be to make it subject to the agreement of the individual worker that they want to participate in the program.