The federal government is expected to announce major changes to the Employment Insurance system ‚Äď the first major update since the 1990s. The IRPP released a report and a set of policy recommendations on how Canada should reform the EI system.

In this episode of the podcast, IRPP Digital Engagement Officer Nesi Altaras speaks to our lead researchers on the topic Rachel Samson (Vice President of Research) and Ricardo Chejfec (Research Associate). The conversation covers why EI exists, what it can do for the Canadian economy, and how to pay for the various necessary changes to the program.

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Ricardo Chejfec
Ricardo Chejfec is a research associate at the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Twitter @ricardochejfec.
Rachel Samson
Rachel Samson is the vice president of research at the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Previous to her current role, she was clean growth research director at the Canadian Climate Institute. Rachel also spent 15 years as an economist and executive with the federal government, and five years as an independent consultant. Twitter @rachel_e_samson
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