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

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

Sponsor

Yvon Godin  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 12, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)

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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

February 12th, 2004 / 10:15 a.m.
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NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-479, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable as benefit).

Mr. Speaker, this bill concerns the weekly benefit rate. The aim of this third bill is to increase the benefit payable to 66% of the average weekly insurable earnings, during the highest-paid 10 weeks in the preceding 52 weeks.

This would correct the problem affecting southeastern New Brunswick where investigations are currently being conducted. The whole problem related to time accumulation is affecting not only southeastern New Brunswick, but every region across Canada.

Basing benefits on the highest-paid 10 weeks would encourage people to work, instead of punishing them.

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