M-290: Mathyssen Tables Motion to Reform Employment Insurance

M-290 — February 5, 2009 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) eliminate the two week waiting period for employment insurance; (b) reduce the qualifying period for employment insurance to 360 hours in all regions; (c) increase the rate of employment insurance to 66% of previous earning; (d) exclude severance, vacation and pension entitlements from earnings under the Employment Insurance Act; and (e) allow a reach back period of five years in order to qualify for employment insurance.