Quebec’s new parental insurance law Passed but not yet enacted, Quebec’s new parental insurance law offers coverage for the self-employed and for adoption. By Sheila Brawn09/10/2001|CHRR, Guide to Payroll|Last Updated: 08/29/2001 The Quebec government has passed a new law that, once in effect, will provide eligible workers in the province with maternity, paternity, parental and adoption benefits similar to the maternity and parental benefits offered under the federal Employment Insurance (EI) program.Bill 140, An Act respecting parental insurance, was assented to on May 30, 2001. It has not yet come into force. Quebec Minister of Child and Family Welfare Linda Goupil has stated that the province would first like to reach an agreement with the federal government to recover the EI premiums Quebec employees and employers pay before enacting the legislation. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.