Jenny in the House: Employment Insurance: Will gov extend eligibility to permanent parental legal guardians?

On May 29, 2018, Jenny rose to ask this question:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, two months ago, a young boy named Dash discovered his father's body at their home. Dash had already lost his mother to breast cancer several months ago.

His Aunt Willow welcomed Dash into her home and applied for parental benefits so she could care for him as he struggled with this traumatic loss, but she was told that permanent legal guardians were not eligible for the same parental support as adoptive parents.

What will the government do for Willow and Dash and will it amend the EI Act so families like them can get the support they need?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2017/5/29/jenny-kwan-1/

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