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)