Click here for ways that you can encourage the Government and your Member of Parliament to take immediate action.
The Human Resources Committee recently tabled a report on Motion 110, which proposes changes that would take a step forward to help ensure parents who have lost an infant child no longer suffer any undue financial or emotional hardship as a result of the design of federal government programming.
The proposed changes to the Employment Insurance Program would accommodate a bereavement leave that would provide income support for 12 to 15 weeks for parents grieving the loss of an infant child.
This is great news!
However, the window for the Government to act on this recommendation and to introduce legislation to enact it is quickly closing.
One of the last opportunities for the Government to ensure that this legislation is passed prior to the next election is to introduce it in its Budget.
The Finance Minister has announced that the federal Budget will be introduced in parliament on Tuesday March 19th. That means that we have only three weeks to ensure that this legislation is included in the budget.
Please visit this website to see how you can encourage the Government to take the necessary action to implement these recommendations before the next election.
Together, we can encourage the Government to take immediate action to ensure that no parent suffering the loss of an infant child has to face insensitive bureaucratic federal government programming.
Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie
You can help by doing the following:
- Emailing your Member of Parliament asking them when action will be taken on the Human Resources Report Recommendations.
- Sign and share this petition asking the Government to take action on a 12 week bereavement leave prior to the next election.
- 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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