Yesterday (February 19th) , the house voted in favor “That the House call on the government to increase the special Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks in the upcoming budget in order to support people with serious illnesses, such as cancer” — The motion was sponsored by Leader of the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet. – House of Commons


YVES-FRANÇOIS BLANCHET – Leader of the Bloc Québécois

Total votes: 318
Yea: 169
Nay: 149
Paired: 2

Party Yea Nay Paired
Liberal 0 149 1
Conservative 111 0 0
Bloc Québécois 31 0 1
NDP 23 0 0
Green Party 3 0 0
Independant 1 0 0

What are Employment Insurance sickness benefits?

The Employment Insurance (EI) program offers temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers. This assistance includes providing sickness benefits to people unable to work because of sickness, injury, or quarantine.

If you cannot work because of sickness, injury or quarantine, but you would otherwise be available to work, you could be eligible to receive up to a maximum of 15 weeks of EI sickness benefits. – Gov’t of Canada