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Donna Wood publishes new Mowat report

June 15, 2017 New Mowat report from Donna E. Wood: The Seventy-Five Year Decline: How Government Expropriated Employment Insurance from Canadian Workers and Employers In the latest paper from the Mowat Centre, University of Victoria’s Donna Wood — one of Canada’s foremost experts on EI — argues that Canada’s employment insurance system has in effect been expropriated by the federal government at the expense of workers and employers. Wood explains that the system was originally designed to be co-managed and co-funded by employers, workers and the federal government. But a decades-long succession of government decisions have taken over the program while simultaneously ceasing to fund it. The result is that the businesses and workers that pay for the program have no meaningful say in it. Wood concludes by discussing how effective input from workers and employers can be reintroduced into Canada’s EI system. Link

Michael J. Prince, Political Science / Human & Social Development: BC Liberals say they want to form minority government

May 25, 2017 BC Liberals say they want to form minority government As reported in the Canadian Press, "BC entered a new stage of political uncertainty" on Wednesday, as the final vote count from the election two weeks ago confirmed the province's first minority government in 65 years. Michael Prince provided comment in the story, which was published in Maclean's, HuffPost Canada, National Post, Calgary Herald and the Prince George Citizen. Maclean's (Source: CP) Prince was also interviewed on CHEK News, CTV Vancouver Island, CFAX 1070 and CBC Victoria's "All Points West" speaking about the BC Election ballot count results and what the final results (minority government) might mean for the parties and their platforms. CHEK (skip to 3:08) CFAX (Links to other broadcasts not available at this time)

Scott Watson: OpEd - The forgotten corridors of global displacement

May 16, 2017 Scott Watson: OpEd: The forgotten corridors of global displacement Scott Watson and Helen Lansdowne authored an opinion piece, now online for the Vancouver Sun, on forced migration and the forgotten corridors of displacement, the theme of the CARFMS 2017 conference hosted by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at UVic this week for the first time on the west coast of Canada. VSun

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