May 02, 2007
Roxie Malone-Richards calls for amendments to Employment Insurance benefits
The text of Mr. Goldring’s statement is as follows:
“Mr. Speaker, It has been long established that 50 weeks of maternity benefits under the Employment Insurance Act are beneficial to the well-being of mother and child for at home parental bonding, but it ignores the reality of some like Roxie Malone and her beautiful daughter, Jessie, in my riding of Edmonton East who are deprived of the right to have this full experience due to complications with premature birth.
Roxy Malone with over 1,000 petitioners are calling for consideration to be given to amend the Employment Insurance Act and allow additional maternity benefits to start when the child leaves the hospital to go home.”
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