Convalescence Benefits Act (amendments to the Employment Insurance Act)

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

Daryl Kramp  Conservative

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

Status

Not active, as of May 15, 2006
(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 Employment Insurance Act to add a benefit period of 35 weeks for convalescence.

Elsewhere

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Convalescence Benefits ActRoutine Proceedings

May 15th, 2006 / 3:05 p.m.
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Conservative

Daryl Kramp Conservative Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-281, Convalescence Benefits Act (amendments to the Employment Insurance Act).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to introduce a bill entitled the convalescence benefits act. This bill would provide for employment insurance benefits to qualifying individuals who are recovering from a serious health issue and are unable to work after exhausting their sick benefits. This act amends the Employment Insurance Act to add a benefit period of 35 weeks for convalescence.

On behalf of all Canadians who find themselves without income protection during these emotional health crisis moments, I ask all members to support the swift passage of this bill.

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