Report of the committee

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has the honour to present its

FIFTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-236, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Employment Insurance Regulations (Prince Edward Island), has, in obedience to the order of reference of June 7, 2022, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendment:

1.New clause 4, page 1: Add the following after line 17:

Coming into Force

4. This Act comes into force on the first Sunday that is at least 30 days after the day on which it receives royal assent.”;

and with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

ROBERT BLACK

Chair

Observations to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Bill S-236)

The committee is mindful that this bill represents a necessary parliamentary intervention to correct a long-standing inequity in the administration of Employment Insurance (EI) in Prince Edward Island. The committee wishes to place on the record its concerns with the systemic difficulties and delays in adjusting economic zones for EI when regional circumstances warrant.


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