C-2 , 43rd Parliament, 2nd session Wednesday, September 23, 2020, to Sunday, August 15, 2021

An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19
Short title: COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act


Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Introduction and first reading on Thursday, September 24, 2020 (House of Commons)


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, Thursday, September 24, 2020
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Second reading
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Consideration in committee
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Report stage
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Third reading
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First reading
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Second reading
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Third reading
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Legislative summary

Bill C-2, An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19 (short title: COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act), was introduced in the House of Commons on 24 September 2020 by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. Among other aspects, the bill enacts the Canada Recovery Benefits Act, amends the Canada Labour Code in connection with the leave related to COVID-19, and re-enacts a modified Public Health Events of National Concern Payments Act.
The text of Bill C-2 was incorporated into Bill C-4, An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19 (short title: COVID-19 Response Measures Act). However, Bill C-4’s provisions relating to the eligibility criteria for the Canada recovery sickness benefit, and the corresponding job-protected leave of absence, are broader than those contained in Bill C-2 as they include underlying conditions, ongoing treatments or other sicknesses that would make an employee more susceptible to COVID-19. Bill C-4 received Royal Assent on 2 October 2020.

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