Liberals join Conservatives in war against middle class workers and their families

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Liberals join Conservatives in war against middle class workers and their families

Liberals vote against help for middle class workers

New Democrat Malcolm Allen’s...Bill to protect the pensions and severances of laid-off workers from being considered income when applying for Employment Insurance fell...

Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals joined with the Harper government to vote down the bill which would have allowed laid-off workers to keep their severances and pensions without costing the Employment Insurance system any new money...

“I am disappointed that the Liberals and Conservatives couldn’t see the relief this bill would have provided,” said Allen. “This is was a real opportunity for the House to reach across party lines and support changes to Employment Insurance that would help middle class families stabilize their incomes rather than hitting rock bottom after a lay-off...”

Allen says..his bill would have actually saved the government money on retraining since people will have the financial security to return to school on their own accord.

http://www.ndp.ca/press/liberals-join-conservatives-to-kill-severance-pe...