Bill C-371 (Historical)
An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant)
This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.
This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.
Yvon Godin NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Not active, as of Oct. 25, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)
This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.
This enactment increases the benefit payable to 66% of the weekly insurable earnings.
Employment Insurance Act
October 25th, 2006 / 3:25 p.m.
Yvon Godin Acadie—Bathurst, NB
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-371, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant).
Mr. Speaker, once again, this is one of the best bills we could have. The bill seeks to increase the percentage of insurable earnings from 55% to 66%. Any insurance pays two thirds of salaries. At 55%, the plan is not fair to workers who pay into it.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)