An Act to amend the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act (qualifying period for disability relief)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Alexa McDonough  NDP

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


Not active, as of Oct. 20, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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SupplyGovernment Orders

February 22nd, 2005 / 12:25 p.m.
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John Williams Conservative Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Madam Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the member who just spoke. He is the sponsor of Bill C-237. I hope and I recommend that it gets the support at second reading and moves on to committee so that we can see that this can make a difference to enhance the accountability.

Accountability is where it is at and this government shies away at every opportunity. This Parliament must get it back and ensure that the government is held accountable for every dime it spends.

Canada Student Financial Assistance ActRoutine Proceedings

October 20th, 2004 / 3:25 p.m.
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Alexa McDonough NDP Halifax, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-237, an act to amend the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act (qualifying period for disability relief).

Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege of introducing this afternoon a second bill entitled an act to amend the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act.

The current Canada Student Financial Assistance Act provides relief, with respect to student loan repayment, for students who have become disabled within six months after completion of their studies.

The bill recognizes that this is a woefully inadequate provision and proposes to increase the qualifying period for disability relief to five years for a student who becomes disabled after completing their studies.

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