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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-314
An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualifying period)
FIRST READING, October 17, 2016
Ms. Pauzé
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Employment Insurance Act to extend the qualifying period when a person has received special benefits during the fifty-two weeks before the interruption of earnings.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-314
An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualifying period)
1996, c. 23
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1Subsection 8(7) of the Employment Insurance Act is replaced by the following:
Further extension of qualifying period
(6.‍1)A qualifying period referred to in paragraph (1)‍(a) is extended by the aggregate of any weeks during the qualifying period for which the person proves, in the manner that the Commission may direct, that
(a)they had an interruption of earnings from insurable employment; and
(b)during the fifty-two weeks before the interruption of earnings, they received special benefits under section 22 or 23 or allowances, money or other benefits under a provincial law as the result of a pregnancy or parental leave, or would have received them but for the operation of subsections 22(3) and 23(3.‍5).
Maximum extension of qualifying period
(7)No extension under any of subsections (2) to (4) and (6.‍1) may result in a qualifying period of more than 104 weeks.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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