Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 (S.C. 2014, c. 20)

Assented to 2014-06-19

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Order in council

 Subsections 239(2) and 240(2) come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

Division 17Sickness Benefits

R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code

Marginal note:2003, c. 15, s. 27

 Subsection 206.3(6) of the Canada Labour Code is repealed.

 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 207:

Marginal note:Minimum periods of leave

207.01 Subject to the regulations, a leave of absence under any of sections 206.3 to 206.5 may only be taken in one or more periods of not less than one week’s duration.

Marginal note:Interruption
  • 207.02 (1) An employee may interrupt a leave of absence referred to in any of sections 206.3 to 206.5 in order to be absent due to a reason referred to in subsection 239(1) or 239.1(1).

  • Marginal note:Resumption

    (2) The interrupted leave resumes immediately after the interruption ends.

  • Marginal note:Exception  — sick leave

    (3) Except to the extent that it is inconsistent with subsection 239(1.1), section 209.1 applies to an employee who interrupted the leave in order to be absent due to a reason referred to in subsection 239(1).

  • Marginal note:Exception  — work-related illness or injury

    (4) Except to the extent that it is inconsistent with subsections 239.1(3) and (4), section 209.1 applies to an employee who interrupted the leave in order to be absent due to a reason referred to in subsection 239.1(1).

Marginal note:2012, c. 27, s. 7

 Section 207.1 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Notice to employer  — interruption of leave
  • 207.1 (1) An employee who intends to interrupt their leave under subsection 206.1(2.4) or 207.02(1) shall provide the employer with a notice in writing of the interruption before or as soon as possible after it begins.

  • Marginal note:Notice to employer  — resumption of leave

    (2) The employee shall provide the employer with a notice in writing of the day on which they resume their leave before or as soon as possible after that day.

Marginal note:2012, c. 27, s. 8
  •  (1) Subsection 207.3(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Notice to employer of leave
    • 207.3 (1) Every employee who takes a leave of absence from employment under any of sections 206.3 to 206.5 shall, as soon as possible, provide the employer with a notice in writing of the reasons for the leave and the length of the leave that they intend to take.

  • Marginal note:2012, c. 27, s. 8

    (2) Subsection 207.3(2) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Notice of change in length of leave

      (2) Every employee who is on a leave of absence from employment under any of sections 206.3 to 206.5 shall, as soon as possible, provide the employer with a notice in writing of any change in the length of the leave that they intend to take.

  • Marginal note:2012, c. 27, s. 8

    (3) Subsections 207.3(3) to (5) of the Act are replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Leave of more than four weeks

      (3) If the length of the leave taken under section 206.4 or 206.5 is more than four weeks, the notice in writing of any change in the length of the leave shall be provided on at least four weeks’ notice, unless there is a valid reason why that cannot be done.

    • Marginal note:Documentation

      (4) The employer may require the employee to provide documentation in support of the reasons for the leave taken under section 206.4 or 206.5 and of any change in the length of leave that the employee intends to take.

    • Marginal note:Return to work postponed

      (5) If an employee who takes a leave of more than four weeks under section 206.4 or 206.5 wishes to shorten the length of the leave but does not provide the employer with four weeks’ notice, then the employer may postpone the employee’s return to work for a period of up to four weeks after the day on which the employee informs the employer of the new end date of the leave. If the employer informs the employee that their return to work is postponed, the employee is not entitled to return to work until the day that is indicated by the employer.

 Section 209.4 of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a.1):

  • (a.2) prescribing the maximum number of periods of leave of absence that an employee may take under any of sections 206.3 to 206.5;

1996, c. 23Employment Insurance Act

Marginal note:2012, c. 27, s. 15

 Subsection 18(2) of the Employment Insurance Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A claimant to whom benefits are payable under any of sections 23 to 23.2 is not disentitled under paragraph (1)(b) for failing to prove that he or she would have been available for work were it not for the illness, injury or quarantine.

Marginal note:2012, c. 27, s. 21(1)

 Subsection 152.03(1.1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (1.1) A self-employed person to whom benefits are payable under any of sections 152.05 to 152.061 is entitled to benefits under subsection (1) even though the person did not cease to work as a self-employed person because of a prescribed illness, injury or quarantine and would not be working even without the illness, injury or quarantine.

 Subsection 152.09(2) of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (c), by adding “and” at the end of paragraph (d) and by adding the following after paragraph (d):

  • (e) providing care or support to one or more critically ill children of the self-employed person.

Transitional Provision

Marginal note:Illness, injury or quarantine

 Subsections 18(2) and 152.03(1.1) of the Employment Insurance Act, as enacted by sections 247 and 248, apply only to claims for benefits because of illness, injury or quarantine that are made for weeks that begin on or after the day on which sections 247 and 248 come into force.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Order in council

 This Division, other than section 249, comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

Division 181997, c. 6Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act

Amendment to the Act

 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act is amended by adding the following after section 25:

Marginal note:User Fees Act

25.1 The User Fees Act does not apply to a fee fixed under section 24 for a service or the use of a facility provided by the Agency under the Safe Food for Canadians Act or to a fee fixed under section 25 in respect of products, rights and privileges provided by the Agency under that Act.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:2012, c. 24 or royal assent

 This Division comes into force on the day on which section 103 of the Safe Food for Canadians Act comes into force or, if it is later, on the day on which this Act receives royal assent.

Division 19Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

2000, c. 17; 2001, c. 41, s. 48Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act

 The definition “officer” in section 2 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act is repealed.

 Subparagraph 3(a)(iii) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • (iii) establishing an agency that is responsible for ensuring compliance with Parts 1 and 1.1 and for dealing with reported and other information;

Marginal note:2006, c. 12, s. 3(1)
  •  (1) Paragraph 5(g) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (g) persons and entities authorized under provincial legislation to engage in the business of dealing in securities or any other financial instruments or to provide portfolio management or investment advising services, other than persons who act exclusively on behalf of such an authorized person or entity;

  • Marginal note:2006, c. 12, s. 3(1)

    (2) Paragraph 5(h) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (h) persons and entities that have a place of business in Canada and that are engaged in the business of providing at least one of the following services:

      • (i) foreign exchange dealing,

      • (ii) remitting funds or transmitting funds by any means or through any person, entity or electronic funds transfer network,

      • (iii) issuing or redeeming money orders, traveller’s cheques or other similar negotiable instruments except for cheques payable to a named person or entity,

      • (iv) dealing in virtual currencies, as defined in the regulations, or

      • (v) any service described in regulations made under paragraph 73(1)(a);

    • (h.1) persons and entities that do not have a place of business in Canada, that are engaged in the business of providing at least one of the following services that is directed at persons or entities in Canada, and that provide those services to their customers in Canada:

      • (i) foreign exchange dealing,

      • (ii) remitting funds or transmitting funds by any means or through any person, entity or electronic funds transfer network,

      • (iii) issuing or redeeming money orders, traveller’s cheques or other similar negotiable instruments except for cheques payable to a named person or entity,

      • (iv) dealing in virtual currencies, as defined in the regulations, or

      • (v) any service described in regulations made under paragraph 73(1)(a);

  • (3) Paragraph 5(k) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • (k) the government of a province that, in accordance with paragraph 207(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,

      • (i) in a permanent establishment that is held out to be a casino, conducts and manages a lottery scheme that includes games of roulette or card games, or

      • (ii) in any other permanent establishment, conducts and manages games that are operated on or through a slot machine, as defined in subsection 198(3) of the Criminal Code, or any other similar electronic gaming device, if there are more than 50 of those machines or other devices in the establishment;

    • (k.1) the government of a province that, in accordance with paragraph 207(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, conducts and manages a lottery scheme, other than bingo or the sale of lottery tickets, that is accessible to the public through the Internet or other digital network, except if the network is an internal network within an establishment described in subparagraph (k)(ii);

    • (k.2) an organization that, in accordance with paragraph 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code, in a permanent establishment that is held out to be a casino, conducts and manages a lottery scheme that includes games of roulette or card games, unless the organization is a registered charity, as defined in subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act, and the lottery scheme is conducted or managed for a period of not more than two consecutive days at a time;

    • (k.3) the board of a fair or of an exhibition, or the operator of a concession leased by such a board, that, in accordance with paragraph 207(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, in a permanent establishment that is held out to be a casino, conducts and manages a lottery scheme that includes games of roulette or card games;

 
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