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An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration) (S.C. 2013, c. 35)

Assented to 2013-06-26

An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration)

S.C. 2013, c. 35

Assented to 2013-06-26

An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the provisions of the Employment Insurance Act that allow for qualifying periods and benefit periods to be extended as the result of time spent by the claimant in a jail, penitentiary or other similar institution so that they apply only if the claimant is not found guilty of the offence for which he or she was being held or any other offence arising out of the same transaction.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1996, c. 23EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT

 Paragraph 8(2)(b) of the Employment Insurance Act is replaced by the following:

  • (b) confined in a jail, penitentiary or other similar institution and was not found guilty of the offence for which the person was being held or any other offence arising out of the same transaction;

 Paragraph 10(10)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (a) confined in a jail, penitentiary or other similar institution and was not found guilty of the offence for which the claimant was being held or any other offence arising out of the same transaction;

 Paragraph 152.11(11)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (a) confined in a jail, penitentiary or other similar institution and were not found guilty of the offence for which they were being held or any other offence arising out of the same transaction;

TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

Marginal note:Transitional

 Paragraphs 10(10)(a) and 152.11(11)(a) of the Employment Insurance Act, as enacted by sections 2 and 3, respectively, do not apply to the benefit period of a claimant or a self-employed person, as the case may be, in respect of any week for which the claimant or the self-employed person was confined in a jail, penitentiary or other similar institution before the coming into force of this Act.

COMING INTO FORCE

Marginal note:Coming into force

 This Act comes into force on the first Sunday after the day on which it receives royal assent.

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