The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today marked the unanimous adoption of the Helping Families in Need Act by the House of Commons. The Bill will now be studied by the Senate before receiving Royal Assent, the final step in the legislative process.
“The Harper Government is delivering on its commitment to further support hardworking Canadian families when they need it most,” said Minister Finley. “The Helping Families in Need Act will help relieve the financial pressure on families during difficult times and make a real difference in their lives when they most need support.”
The Helping Families in Need Act includes a new provision under the Employment Insurance (EI) Act that will make parents eligible for sickness benefits should they fall ill while collecting parental benefits. This new measure will benefit approximately 6000 Canadians per year.
The Bill would also create the new EI benefit for parents of critically ill or injured children and introduces amendments to the Canada Labour Code to protect the jobs of parents who take a leave of absence to care for a critically ill child.
The Bill also proposes amendments to the Canada Labour Code to allow for unpaid leave and to protect the jobs of parents whose child dies or disappears as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. These amendments support a new federal income support grant for parents who take a leave of absence to cope with such a situation…
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La ministre des Ressources humaines et du Développement des compétences, l’honorable Diane Finley, a souligné aujourd’hui l’adoption à l’unanimité du projet de loi intitulé Loi visant à aider les familles dans le besoin par la Chambre des communes. Le projet de loi sera maintenant étudié par le Sénat avant de recevoir la sanction royale, l’étape … Lire la suite »