From UI to EI examines the history of Canada's unemployment insurance system and the rights it grants to the unemployed. The development of the system, its legislation, and related jurisprudence are viewed through a historical perspective that accounts for the social, political and economic context. Campeau critically examines the system with emphasis on its more recent transformations.
Georges Campeau spent many years defending the rights of the jobless as an activist lawyer. He is currently a professor of social law in the Faculte de science politique et de droit at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. Richard Howard has been translating books from the French, chiefly in the social sciences, for over three decades.
Introduction 1 Why UI? 2 The British Act of 1911 3 Developing a Canadian System 4) The UI Act of 1940 5 UI Expansion, 1940-75 6 Vision under Siege, 1975-88 7 Rights Enshrined in Case Law, 1940-90 8 The System Hijacked, 1989-96 9 Onward to EI 10 Case Law in the Neoliberal Riptide of the 1990s Conclusion Epilogue: Bill C-2, February 2001 Notes Index