Main Point of Contact with the Government of Canada in case of Death Act

An Act to provide that the Department of Employment and Social Development is the main point of contact with the Government of Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen or resident

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Frank Valeriote  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill.

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

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

This enactment requires the Minister of Employment and Social Development to implement measures necessary to establish the Department of Employment and Social Development as the main point of contact with the Government of Canada in respect of matters relating to the death of a Canadian citizen or resident that pertain to the use of that person's social insurance number.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Votes

Dec. 3, 2014 Passed That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
Oct. 8, 2014 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee, on Oct. 30, 2014

Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee, on Oct. 28, 2014

  • Robert Frelich, Acting Director General, Identity Policy and Programs, Department of Employment and Social Development
  • Bev Davis, Director, Policy and Partnerships, Department of Employment and Social Development
  • Steve McCuaig, National President, Canada Employment and Immigration Union
  • Jim Bishop, Chair, Government Relations Committee, Funeral Service Association of Canada