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

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.


Gord Brown  Conservative

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


Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
(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 — employee or self-employed person — 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

November 30th, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.
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Gord Brown Conservative Leeds—Grenville, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-371, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness of child) and another Act in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, I do not have as many bills as the member for Vancouver Kingsway, but I am happy to introduce this private member's bill that would amend the Employment Insurance Act.

The bill would assist parents when they are caring for a child who is severely ill. I have had this bill in previous parliaments. The bill would increase compassionate care with the possibility of additional expansion of that support if the child remains under medical care and the parent must remain home with the child. I am happy to put this bill forward.

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