Government of Canada announces appointment of new member to Social Security Tribunal

GATINEAU, QC, March 4, 2015  /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Democratic Reform and Minister for the National Capital Commission, announced today the appointment of Ms. Teresa M. Day as a full-time member to the Employment Insurance Section of the General Division of the Social Security Tribunal (SST).

Ms. Day has over 20 years of legal experience. She is currently working as a Sole Practitioner, focusing on providing legal advice and representation on insolvency matters to banks, trust companies, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy. Ms. Day holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Queen's University.

The SST began its operations on April 1, 2013. It aims to provide a fair, simple, accessible and less expensive process for Canadians. For more information on the SST, visit canada.gc.ca/sst-tss.

Quick Facts

  • The SST is an independent administrative tribunal that provides a fair and impartial quasi-judicial appeals process under the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act.
  • Members of the SST are expected to maintain the public trust and avoid any conflicts of interest. They are supported by advisors with legal and medical expertise and have access to professional training.
  • To date, 92 full- and part-time members, in addition to the chairperson and three vice-chairpersons, have been appointed from all regions of the country.

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"I have no doubt that Ms. Day will make an excellent contribution to the Social Security Tribunal. Her professional experience and education will ensure EI appeals cases are given due consideration and treated factually and fairly using the existing eligibility criteria of the program."
– The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Democratic Reform and Minister for the National Capital Commission

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SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

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