I went to high school with Bev MacGregor (Times, Nov. 13) and I just want to say that I was aware of the issues with EI and sick benefits.
A co-worker of mine had the same issue and she returned to work before she should have. She was still undergoing chemotherapy and coming to work.
She was lucky that she had extended health care and most things were covered for her. She did finally succumb to the disease. All of us that worked with her were upset with this.
Why should a woman who chooses to have a child or even adopt one get a year of EI and someone that doesn't choose to be ill only get 15 weeks?
Maybe we should tell Mark Strahl that they should cut that time back to give to the people that really need to be off work.
Claudia Brennan Chilliwack