Yes, we do. When we did our survey--and you've got copies of this report--the majority of our members were either in favour of the current system of benefits or perhaps less generous benefits. There was a small sliver that was in favour of increasing EI benefits but by a very small margin. So the hours of eligibility and the benefit levels we urge you not to touch. The measures that are in this bill, while not our favourites, are less worrisome than some of the other measures that have been proposed.
On October 20th, 2009. See this statement in context.