Social Affairs, Science and Technology – February 6, 2013

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – February 6, 2013

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Conservative MP Dick Harris speaks to senators about his private member’s bill to amend the Employment Insurance Act. Bill C-316 would remove the extension to EI qualifying and benefit periods for time spent in jail for convicts. This extension is not available to law-abiding Canadians except in certain circumstances. Mireille Laroche, a director at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, also responds to questions