April 15, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to the concern on the issue of the employment insurance program and seasonal workers.

In late February, Harper said that the government will ensure that seasonal workers are protected. He claimed that misinformation has been relayed about the government’s plans to reform the program.

The green industry has expressed concerned about the EI reforms. It is feared that the program will force EI recipients to to take job opportunities up to 100 kilometres away, even if the work pays less.

Many in the industry say the changes will discourage many potential employees from entering the industry.

CNLA says it is continuing to try and receive some answers from the federal government on the issue.