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Bill C-444

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This enactment provides for the Government of Canada to make cash contributions to provinces that operate programs to reimburse living organ donors for the expenses they incur in donating organs. It also provides for the appointment of a National Organ Transplant Coordinator to assist in the coordination of the matching of potential living organ donors with potential organ recipients.
In addition, this enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act to provide that any period of time during which a claimant is unable to work because of the claimant's donation of an organ for transplantation into another person at a medical facility operated or regulated by a province will be considered a period of time during which the claimant is unable to work because of illness, thus allowing the claimant to receive employment insurance benefits during that period if the claimant meets all other applicable requirements under that Act.

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