An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury)

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.

Sponsor

Omar Alghabra  Liberal

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

Status

Not active, as of March 1, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code to extend from twelve weeks to fifty-two weeks the period during which an employee may be absent from work due to illness or injury without being dismissed, suspended, laid off, demoted or disciplined by an employer.

Elsewhere

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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

March 1st, 2007 / 10 a.m.
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Liberal

Omar Alghabra Liberal Mississauga—Erindale, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-409, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a bill entitled, “An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury)”. The bill would amend the Canada Labour Code to extend from 12 to 52 weeks the period during which an employee may be absent from work due to illness or injury without being dismissed, suspended, laid off, demoted or disciplined by an employer.

Extending this 12 week provision would have a direct impact on those federal employees who are covered under the Canada Labour Code who may fall seriously ill or incur a serious non-work related injury and do not have a benefit package that protects them. This would allow such employees to focus on their recovery with peace of mind knowing that their employment would not be in jeopardy.

I trust that members in the House will see the value of supporting the bill.

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