An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (pregnancy benefit)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Yvon Godin  NDP

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


Not active, as of May 29, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)


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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

May 29th, 2003 / 10:30 a.m.
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Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-440, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (pregnancy benefit).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill this morning.

This enactment prevents a claimant’s entitlement to benefit for pregnancy or caring for a new born or adoptee being reduced on account of the claimant receiving or having received a benefit for illness or injury.

It also prevents a claimant losing illness or injury benefit because the illness or injury has arisen during a pregnancy or caring period.

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