An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (episodic disability)

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


Raymonde Folco  Liberal

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


Not active, as of Dec. 6, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Canada Pension Plan to ensure that every person with a mental or physical disability, including an episodic disability, is considered disabled for the purposes of that Act.


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Canada Pension PlanRoutine Proceedings

December 6th, 2007 / 10:10 a.m.
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Raymonde Folco Liberal Laval—Les Îles, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-491, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (episodic disability).

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today in this House to introduce a bill that would protect people with episodic disabilities. I thank the member for Pierrefonds—Dollard for his support on this bill, which would make these people eligible for benefits from Canada Pension Plan programs. An episodic disability can be, for example, a disability related to a mental illness, diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV-AIDS, or sickle-cell anemia.

The purpose of the bill I am introducing is to eliminate the systemic barriers that prevent people with episodic disabilities from integrating, in every sense of the word, into the labour force, the community and society.

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