An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave)


Tom Kmiec  Conservative

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


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of Dec. 13, 2021

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Canada Labour CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 13th, 2021 / 3:20 p.m.
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Tom Kmiec Conservative Calgary Shepard, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-211, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave).

Mr. Speaker, there is a Yiddish proverb that says, “Everything ends in weeping.” I will not say it in Yiddish.

I want to thank the member for Bay of Quinte for seconding the bill. This private member's bill is like Bill C-307 from the last Parliament. It would introduce six weeks of leave for parents who are weeping for the children they lost. It would also introduce five days of leave for miscarriages, three paid days and two unpaid.

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