By Kirsten Joy
In a recent revamp of Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) program -an attempt to eliminate EI's "disincentives" - the federal government has dramatically altered a system that maintains Atlantic Canada's many seasonal industries, including the fishery, tourism and agriculture. Now, hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers are left wondering how a new system might alter their lives, both on and off the job.
Memorial University's Dr. Wade Locke, who specializes in Newfoundland and Labrador economics, says there will be significant adjustments for people engaged in seasonal industries.
"The costs for these individuals will be higher, it'll lower their standard of living, it...