For the first time I find myself in complete agreement with one of the Taxpayers Federation’s pronouncements, though I wonder why it took so long for them to bring this to the public’s attention:
A taxpayer group says Canada’s employment insurance system is broken and needs to be replaced
In a report released Monday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the EI system is being used by Ottawa as a cash cow.
Federation director Gregory Thomas says the federal government collected $3.3 billion more in EI revenues last year than it paid out in benefits. He also says that surplus is expected to rise to $4.2 billion this year.