Present M.P. was no help with E.I. claim

Three years ago I was having a problem with the Unemployment Insurance

Editor, The Times:

One of the most important functions of a Member of Parliament is to advocate on behalf of the constituents.

Three years ago I was having a problem with the Unemployment Insurance. I contacted Cathy McLeod’s office on a number of occasions to get her help to cut through the red tape and bureaucratic bungling. Let’s face it – a call to some bureaucrat’s boss from an inquiring M.P. can get results.

Three months later, after fighting the system on my own, I started to receive the benefits I’d paid for all my life but not before a trip to the food bank. Since then I’ve talked to many Clearwater residents who have had similar complaints.

Being an effective M.P. is more than photo opps and ribbon cutting.

David Billy Sager


Clearwater, B.C.



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