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04
Jun

Sask. committed to tabling extended parental leave bill in autumn

Federal government extended parental leave, giving parents option to take 18 months EXCERPTS The Saskatchewan government is committed to introducing a bill in the fall that would allow for...
04
Jun

Extended parental-leave legislation introduced, more expected in fall

EXCERPTS The Saskatchewan government is laying the building blocks of extended parental leave. Earlier this year, the federal government introduced rules for 18-month parental leave in Canada. Before these benefits can...
04
Jun

Switzerland: Government comes out against paternity leave proposal

EXCERPTS Hopes that new fathers could in future be granted four weeks’ paternity leave have been dealt a blow by the federal government. The Federal Council issued a recommendation to parliament that it reject the...
04
Jun

Opinion: There are no losers when we invest in early child care

Americans know what’s at stake and are prepared to support bold action EXCERPTS Sixty percent of Americans say they expect the next generation will be “worse off” than their own. That...
04
Jun

Liberals promise free daycare for 4-year-old children in Quebec

EXCERPTS At the Liberal convention in Montreal Saturday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced his party’s plans to offer free daycare to four-year-old children in the province. “At four, chilren should be in an...
04
Jun

We can't fix the pay gap without addressing the culture that punishes working mothers

We need to stop asking women to change for the sake of work, and start asking work to change for the sake of women. EXCERPTS The much-vaunted “gender wage gap” — which has been key to...
01
Jun

Canada's daycare unlikely to be disrupted as obstacles to shakeups persist

EXCERPTS Natacha Beim opened her first daycare in 1998 and built it into a franchise business that now boasts 21 locations, with plans to open as many as 10 more centres each year. The founder of Core Education and Fine...
01
Jun

Limiting for-profit child care key to quality care

  EXCERPTS The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is Ontario’s central advocacy group for a universal, affordable, high quality, public and non-profit system of early childhood education and care.
30
May

Why I require new fathers who work for me to take paternity leave

EXCERPTS A few years ago, one of my friends was getting ready to welcome his first child into the world. His company, one of the largest technology companies in the world, offered generous (for the US) parental leave:...
30
May

Cabinet unveils childcare policies to boost birthrate

EXCERPTS The Cabinet yesterday unveiled a series of policies aimed at countering the nation’s low birthrate, including increasing the number of public childcare centers and kindergartens, working with private...

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