An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period)
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
Irene Mathyssen NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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This enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act to eliminate the two-week waiting period that follows the termination of employment.
Employment Insurance Act
May 11th, 2012 / 12:05 p.m.
Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-422, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (elimination of waiting period).
Mr. Speaker, this is a private member's bill that amends the Employment Insurance Act to eliminate that two-week waiting period.
As we all know, young families suffer incredibly when they lose the job that sustains them. It is very traumatic. Low-wage single-parent families live from paycheque to paycheque. Therefore, the point of this bill is to make sure that those interminable two weeks are eliminated, because that waiting period can indeed put a great strain on any family.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)