Employment Insurance Act

An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (establishment of Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund) and another Act in consequence

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

Sponsor

Yvon Godin  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 19, 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 changes the title of the Employment Insurance Act back to its original version, the Unemployment Insurance Act.

The enactment also creates a separate Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund under the authority of the Commission. This replaces the Employment Insurance Account that is a part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Elsewhere

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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

November 19th, 2007 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-480, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (establishment of Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund) and another Act in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, once again, I would like to thank the hon. member for New Westminster—Coquitlam.

This third bill calls on the government to change the employment insurance system. As we all know, I have introduced more than three bills. I think I am up to 11 bills. This bill calls on the government to change the EI system by amending the legislation to create the employment insurance trust fund. This enactment would change the title of the Employment Insurance Act back to its original title—its real title—the Unemployment Insurance Act.

The enactment would also create a separate unemployment insurance trust fund under the authority of the commission. This would replace the employment insurance account that is a part of the consolidated revenue fund.

As we all know, workers are sick of having their money taken away, without even asking them. This money belongs to them. This bill could improve the employment insurance account.

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