Today's poll question; should workers pay higher unemployment premiums the more often they make EI claims? It doesn't seem fair that a worker who maintains long term continuous employment pay the same rate as someone who makes frequent claims. EI is most certainly not "actuarially fair", the price for insurance which exactly represents the expected losses. I suspect that if the Tories attempted to pass this EI reform, the opposition would rally around the status quo possibly defeating what would be a confidence motion. I'm not sure where public opinion stands on this matter, hence the webpoll. It is sound economic policy, even if the opposition claims it is attacking the unemployed.
Is this legislation the government should consider?