Workers get it in the ear once again. Seasonal workers get it worst of all, especially those who received 60 weeks of unemployment benefits in the last five years. They lose everything.
The way it works in Harper's world is that anybody who's been on the dole that much in five years must accept a new job considered "suitable" for them by Harper. Bad news. The job comes at 70% of the salary of the former job. Or else they lose their benefits. Great! Oh yes, the new job can be located as much as an hour away from home by car. How else would Harper travel?
Those who've never collected unemployment insurance before and find themselves without a job get to ride first class, pass go, collect U.I. (more than $200) and thank Harper for providing them with a "suitable" job.
We remember what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the other day: "There is no such thing as a bad job." For him, all jobs are good jobs.
It's going to be a scary world out there, especially for more than a million Canadians who are currently unemployed, of which 26% are seasonal employees who've racked up a lot more than 60 weeks of U.I. in their lives. . Good luck to everyone.