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30
May

Parental-leave policy for male lawyers in Helsinki and Montreal

Cultural and professional barriers to male lawyers’ use of paternity and parental leaves In this study, authors interview male lawyers in an effort to determine their attitudes to taking...
30
May

Law firms ‘do not encourage men to take parental leave’

EXCERPTS The “professional ethos and culture” of law firms discourages men from taking parental leave, leading to gender inequality in the legal profession, an international study has found. Researchers at the...
30
May

International perspectives on quality in mixed economics of childcare

  This 2009 article highlights the important issues surrounding for-profit and non-profit childcares, on an international systems levels.  Abstract This paper briefly reviews international perspectives on quality in...
30
May

Child care in Ontario: NDP, Progressive Conservatives, Liberals pitch vastly different visions

It can cost parents as much as $20,000 a year. EXCERPTS Childcare is one of the major issues in Ontario's election, with all three main parties proposing vastly different visions of how best...
30
May

Tackling expensive Ontario child care central to election promises

All 3 main parties have plans to help alleviate Ontario's high daycare fees EXCERPTS Alecia O'Brien has shelled out more for child care than for her mortgage. Yet, she still considers herself...
30
May

Indigenous child care gets $2.2 million to expand locally

EXCERPTS The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) is receiving $2.2 million in funding from the Ontario government for an expansion of Indigenous childcare services. Monday’s...
30
May

Indigenous child care gets $2.2 million to expand locally

EXCERPTS The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) is receiving $2.2 million in funding from the Ontario government for an expansion of Indigenous childcare services. Monday’s...
29
May

Searching for daycare is an ordeal — but economists say don’t blame the market

EXCERPTS [Video available online, "Which cities pay the most for daycare? A new study, co-authored by Martha Friendly, highlights what parents are paying for child care across the country."] Free market forces have...
29
May

Child care minister says Coast faces worker shortage

EXCERPTS Recruitment, retention and spaces are the primary concerns for families and child care providers on the Sunshine Coast, says Katrina Chen, provincial Minister of State for Child Care.
28
May

Three-year-old girl's sundress deemed inappropriate for preschool

  EXCERPTS A three-year-old girl won’t be allowed to wear a sundress she loves to preschool anymore after staff deemed the straps on the outfit inappropriate, a Winnipeg family says. Sadie Stonehouse said the preschool...

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