An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness of child) and another Act in consequence

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.


Gord Brown  Conservative

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


Introduced, as of June 8, 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 Employment Insurance Act to extend benefits to a claimant whose child has a serious medical condition that requires a parent to remain at home or with the child while the child receives care. It also amends the Canada Labour Code in consequence.


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Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

June 8th, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.
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Gord Brown Conservative Leeds—Grenville, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-542, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness of child) and another Act in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce my private member's bill, seconded by the hon. member for Wellington—Halton Hills.

The bill would enhance employment insurance payments for parents with children who have serious illness, such as cancer, that forces them to take time off of work. As an extension of compassionate care, this bill would provide more time off without endangering the financial well-being of parents.

I would also like to seek unanimous consent of the House to number this bill the same as it was in the 39th Parliament, which was Bill C-542.

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