Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Prime Minister Stephen Harper agree to cooperate on the governments plans to to reform Employment Insurance.
The deal marks the first occasion Michael Ignatieff has agreed to work with the government on the development of public policy, having previously refused Harper’s consultation offers. Ignatieff makes no guarantee the EI panel will produce results.
We have agreed to strike a working group which will seek to present … specific legislative proposals to bring the self-employed into the Employment Insurance system.
… We don’t have an agreement … and I give you no guarantees that we can get there.
– Michael Ignatieff