Click here for ways that you can encourage the Government and your Member of Parliament to take immediate action.
I want to thank you!!!
It is because of all your hard work and support that we got some great piece of news today.
The Human Resources Committee tabled their Report and Recommendations on Motion 110 in the House of Commons.
Among the Committee Recommendations is a proposed change to the Employment Insurance Program that would accommodate a bereavement leave that would provide income support for 12 to 15 weeks for parents grieving the loss of an infant child.
But the journey is not yet over. We still need to encourage the Government to take immediate action on these recommendations and table legislation or include this in their upcoming Budget.
I encourage you to sign and share this petition which urges the Government to move forward on the Committee’s Recommendations to support parents grieving the loss of a child.
I will also be in touch in the coming months on how you can further engage the Government on taking action on these Recommendations.
Thank you again for all your support. This is a huge step forward.
Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie
You can help by doing the following:
- Sign and share this petition asking the Government to take action on a 12 week bereavement leave prior to the next election.
- Emailing your Member of Parliament asking them when action will be taken on the Human Resources Report Recommendations.
- Seek a meeting with your Member of Parliament and any Liberals Members of Parliament in your surrounding area. You can find the contact information of your Member of Parliament at this website.
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