Bill C-362

An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (increase of maximum number of weeks: combined weeks of benefits)

This bill was tabled by Chris Charlton on Nov. 29, 2011.

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How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Government Orders > Helping Families in Need Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House again to continue the debate on Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations. Although the title itself does not tell us much, the bill would make a series of improvements, most of them through the employment insurance program, to Canadian families that desperately need the support of their government. For that reason, as I indicated at second reading, my NDP colleagues and I are pleased to support the bill. ... more

    Nov. 8, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet

    I have a quick question for you. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Government Orders > Helping Families in Need Act

    Mr. Speaker, the member points to one of the most serious flaws with our current EI system. ... more

    Sept. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Government Orders > Helping Families in Need Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations. ... more

    Sept. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Employment Insurance Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-362, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (increase of maximum number of weeks: combined weeks of benefits). ... more

    Nov. 28, 2011,   Parliament