Mr. Speaker, people who are suffering from illnesses like cancer do not have the energy to worry about their finances.
However, that is exactly what happens when the EI system fails people who are suffering in the middle of their treatment. Benefits are sometimes needed for up to 50 weeks, which is why the Bloc Québécois introduced Bill C-265. All parties, including the Liberals, supported it in committee. The only thing missing is for the government to give the royal recommendation to the bill.
Will it grant the royal recommendation and finally ensure adequate support for people who are sick?