Donna E. Wood is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She has a Master of Public Management from the University of Alberta and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Before embarking on a research career in 2003 she worked for over twenty-five years for the Alberta and Northwest Territories governments, providing policy advice and directing income support, social services, apprenticeship, training, and employment programs. She has published on federalism and social policy in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Her book on the devolution of Canada’s public employment service is expected to be published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.
How government expropriated employment insurance from Canadian workers and employers and why this matters
In the latest paper from the Mowat Centre, University of Victoria's Donna Wood — one of Canada's foremost experts on EI — argues that Canada's employment insurance system has in effect been expropriated by the federal government at the expense of workers and employers.More