An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Yvon Godin  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of May 4, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

May 4th, 2005 / 3:40 p.m.
See context

NDP

Yvon Godin Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-374, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant).

Mr. Speaker, this fourth bill, entitled an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant), provides that the rate of weekly benefits payable to a claimant is 66% of their weekly insurable earnings for the 12 weeks in which the claimant received the highest earnings over a 12 month period.

As hon. members know, in Canada, any insurance provides benefits equal to two thirds of the salary. It is therefore necessary to raise the percentage of insurable earnings to where it ought to be. This would ensure the well-being of all workers across Canada, including Quebec.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)