An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (maximum -- special benefits)

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

Sponsor

Robert Carrier  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 3, 2010
(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 extend the maximum period for which special benefits for illness, injury or quarantine may be paid from 15 weeks to 50 weeks.

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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

June 3rd, 2010 / 10 a.m.
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Bloc

Robert Carrier Bloc Alfred-Pellan, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-525, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (maximum—special benefits).

I am honoured to present this bill, which would extend the maximum period for which special benefits for serious illness may be paid from 15 weeks to 50 weeks.This bill was introduced in previous Parliaments, but has never been passed at third reading. My colleague from Chambly—Borduas staunchly defended it, and he assures me that I have his full support in presenting this bill once again.

I feel it is my duty to present this bill today. It is my responsibility as the member for Alfred-Pellan to show my support for my constituent, Marie-Hélène Dubé, who was behind a petition with 62,700 signatures that was presented in the House by the member for Chambly—Borduas. Ms. Dubé, a mother of two children, has thyroid cancer. Despite initial surgery and treatments, the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, and further treatment is required.

This bill would help those who must cope with this terrible illness and who are only eligible for 15 weeks of employment insurance.

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