Two temporary employment insurance enhancements, introduced by the federal government to provide increased benefits to unemployed workers and stimulate the economy during the recession, have ended. The first measure, contained in Bill C-10 (pdf), the Budget Implementation Act, S.C. 2009, c.2, increased the maximum duration of employment insurance benefits from 45 to 50 weeks in high unemployment regions. The second measure, contained in Bill C-50 (pdf), an Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits, S.C. 2009, c.301, provided up to 20 additional weeks of benefits to long-tenured workers who had not previously collected employment insurance benefits. Both measures ended on September 11, 2010.