An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, the Canada Student Loans Act and the Public Service Employment Act

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

Sponsor

Jean-Pierre Blackburn  Conservative

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now 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 provide for an entitlement to a leave of absence from employment for members of the reserve force who take part in certain military activities and operations in Canada and abroad and to prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis that they are members of the reserve force.

It also amends the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act and the Canada Student Loans Act to authorize the Governor in Council to make regulations exempting members of the reserve force from the payment of interest on their loans or deferring the payment of principal or interest on those loans. It also amends those Acts to provide for provinces to be compensated for any loss of interest.

It also amends the Public Service Employment Act to provide federal public service employees who are members of the reserve force with the right to return to their position at the end of a leave of absence that they take in order to take part in an operation or activity referred to in the Canada Labour Code.

Elsewhere

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Royal AssentGovernment Orders

April 17th, 2008 / 3:55 p.m.
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NDP

The Deputy Speaker NDP Bill Blaikie

Order, please. I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows:

Rideau Hall

Ottawa

April 17, 2008

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform you that the Hon. Marshall Rothstein, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bills listed in the schedule to this letter on the 17th day of April, 2008 at 3:01 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila-Marie Cook

Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

The schedule indicates the bills assented to are Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)--Chapter No. 12; Bill C-298, An Act to add perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and its salts to the Virtual Elimination List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999--Chapter No. 13; Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act--Chapter No. 14; and Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, the Canada Student Loans Act and the Public Service Employment Act--Chapter No. 15.

Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

February 4th, 2008 / 3 p.m.
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Jonquière—Alma Québec

Conservative

Jean-Pierre Blackburn ConservativeMinister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec