An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


Yvon Godin  NDP

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


Not active, as of Oct. 25, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment removes the waiting period that precedes the commencement of benefits after an interruption of earnings and repeals provisions that refer to that waiting period.


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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

October 25th, 2006 / 3:25 p.m.
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Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-367, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period).

Mr. Speaker, this is not the first time that I have introduced this bill. I hope that the House will vote in favour of the bill so that we can remove the two-week waiting period for payment of employment benefits.

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