Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

September 07, 2009 15:30 ET

Government of Canada to Help Long-Term Workers When Parliament Resumes

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2009) - Today, the Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture), the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, on behalf of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Diane Finley, announced that the Government will introduce measures early in the fall session that will help long-tenured workers who have lost their jobs because of the global recession.

"This will be an important step in helping Canadian workers who have had steady employment and contributed to our economy for years and have become unemployed by no fault of their own," said Minister Blackburn. "These measures will help ensure that these long-tenured workers who have paid into the EI system for years are provided the help they need while they search for new employment."

"These measures will help Canadians who have worked hard and paid taxes their whole lives and have found themselves in economic hardship and need a hand up," said Minister Finley.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Blackburn
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    613-608-3252
    or
    Human Resources and Skills
    Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559