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University groups fight for EI benefit return, but province says try other avenues

Some New Brunswick students were surprised to learn about a cut in employment insurance benefits last month. On Wednesday, university student representatives spoke with the minister of post-secondary education about getting the program back.

Until recently, people who had worked enough hours in summer jobs to be eligible for employment insurance benefits could access them while at university or other training full time. 

Suhdonna Chandon, the executive director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance met with Trevor Holder, the minister of post-secondary education, training and labour, and proposed some options.

They included a one-year grace period so students can prepare for the financial change, and an adequate needs-based grant.

“Based on what the feedback we’ve gotten, we feel like we will be able to make some decisions going forward together as a team,” Chandon said. “We believe…

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