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

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.


Raymonde Folco  Liberal

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


Introduced, as of Feb. 6, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

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

February 6th, 2009 / 12:10 p.m.
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Raymonde Folco Liberal Laval—Les Îles, QC

moved for leave to introduce C-295, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (episodic disability)

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to rise in the House to table, once again, a bill to protect individuals affected by an episodic disability. I wish to thank the member for Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor for supporting this bill, which will allow these individuals to qualify for benefits provided under the Canada Pension Plan.

An episodic disability is one related to, for example, a mental illness, diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV-AIDS, or sickle-cell anemia.

The bill that I am re-introducing will 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)