An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (employee taking care of a disabled person)

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

Sponsor

Robert Lanctôt  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of March 26, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)

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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

March 26th, 2004 / 12:05 p.m.
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Liberal

Robert Lanctôt Liberal Châteauguay, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-504, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (employee taking care of a disabled person)

Mr. Speaker, this enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act and the CanadaLabour Code to provide that an employee who is absent fromemployment because of an obligation to care for a disabled person is notdisqualified from receiving employment insurance benefits and may notbe dismissed, suspended, laid off, demoted or disciplined.

The enactment also replaces the twelve-week period of absence set outin the Canada Labour Code with an indefinite period. It also allows thepension, health and disability benefits and the seniority of an employeewho is absent from work to care for a disabled person to accumulate.

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