An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefit period increase)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Carol Hughes  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 2, 2009
(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 increase the benefit period for claimants 45 years of age or over who are laid off permanently after 10 years or more in the labour force.

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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

February 2nd, 2009 / 3:10 p.m.
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NDP

Carol Hughes NDP Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-281, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefit period increase).

Mr. Speaker, again, I thank my hon. colleague from Acadie—Bathurst for seconding this bill, which amends the Employment Insurance Act to increase the benefit period for claimants 45 years of age or over who are laid off permanently after 10 years or more in the labour force.

This would help my constituents greatly. I hope that we will move forward with this bill.

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