An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness, injury or quarantine)

Sponsor

Claude DeBellefeuille  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 20, 2020

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act to increase from 15 to 50 the maximum number of weeks for which benefits may be paid because of illness, injury or quarantine.

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The EnvironmentOral Questions

July 21st, 2020 / 3:05 p.m.
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Bloc

Claude DeBellefeuille Bloc Salaberry—Suroît, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

On behalf of workers suffering from a serious illness, I would sincerely appreciate it if i could have unanimous consent for the following motion: That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practices of the House, Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness, injury or quarantine), be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.

Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

April 20th, 2020 / 3:30 p.m.
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Bloc

Claude DeBellefeuille Bloc Salaberry—Suroît, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness, injury or quarantine).

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to table the bill to amend the Employment Insurance Act with regard to illness, injury or quarantine.

On February 19, the House of Commons unanimously voted in favour of a motion calling on the government to increase the special employment insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks in order to support people with serious illnesses, such as cancer.

In light of the current crisis, I fervently hope that the government will support the amendment proposed by the Bloc Québécois and the member for Salaberry—Suroît to help sick workers suffering from serious illnesses.

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