An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefit period increase for regional rate of unemployment)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Yvon Godin  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment increases benefit periods under the Employment Insurance Act based on regional rates of unemployment.

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Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

November 26th, 2008 / 3:20 p.m.
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NDP

Yvon Godin Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-233, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefit period increase for regional rate of unemployment).

Mr. Speaker, this is a very important bill. Once again, I would like to thank my colleague from Nickel Belt for seconding this bill.

This bill would amend the Employment Insurance Act. This bill would increase benefit periods under the Employment Insurance Act based on regional rates of unemployment. Now, more than ever, in light of the economic slowdown, we need an employment insurance system that belongs to workers.This bill will help Canadian workers who lose their jobs, particularly given current economic conditions. The program belongs to the workers and businesses that contribute to it.

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