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Employment Insurance Act (S.C. 1996, c. 23)

Act current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2023-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Penalties

  •  (1) The Commission may impose on a person to whom financial assistance has been provided under section 61 a penalty for each of the following acts or omissions if the Commission becomes aware of facts that in its opinion establish that the person has

    • (a) in relation to an application or request for the assistance,

      • (i) made a representation that the person knew was false or misleading, or

      • (ii) made a declaration that the person knew was false or misleading because of the non-disclosure of facts; or

    • (b) without good cause failed to attend, carry out or complete the course, program or activity for which the assistance was provided or was expelled from it.

  • Marginal note:Maximum penalty

    (2) The Commission may set the amount of the penalty for each act or omission at not more than the amount of the financial assistance that was provided.

  • Marginal note:Limitation on imposition of penalties

    (3) The penalty shall not be imposed if

    • (a) a prosecution for the act or omission has been initiated against the person; or

    • (b) 36 months have passed since the day on which the act or omission occurred.

  • Marginal note:Rescission, etc., of penalty

    (4) The Commission may rescind the imposition of the penalty, or reduce the penalty, on the presentation of new facts or on being satisfied that the penalty was imposed without knowledge of, or on the basis of a mistake as to, some material fact.

  • 1996, c. 23, s. 65.1
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 78(F)

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