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30
Jan

Parental leave needs revamp as government plans for paternity leave

  Description  While the Liberals consider rounding out their parental leave policy with paternity care, one expert thinks they should restructure the whole system first. The federal government has reportedly been...
29
Jan

Ottawa should go ahead with use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave

In 2006 the Quebec government created a use-it-or-lose-it five-week paid paternity program. The result: happier, healthier families and more gender equity. The federal government should follow suit...
26
Jan

Huge wasteful subsidies to corporations deplete funds for social programs

  EXCERPTSGovernments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The rich need no protection.   — Wendell Phillips When it comes to listing countries on the basis of the social services they provide to citizens compared...
26
Jan

Parti Québécois courts families with promise of attractive new daycare policy

The subsidy would mean a family with one child will pay a fee of $8.05 a day; the second child's fee would be half that. The third and subsequent children would pay no fees.   EXCERPTS The...
25
Jan

Liberals quietly consult experts to craft new paternity-leave policy

  EXCERPTS Shortly before the 2015 election, a group of Liberal policy advisers took a long look at how to create dedicated leave for new fathers – but once in office, opted instead for allowing all new parents extra...
24
Jan

Daycare subsidies for middle-class will be transformational, says minister

Daycare owner applauds changes, even though they require centres to make upgrades   EXCERPTS Too many middle-class families are putting too much of their income into daycare, Education and...
24
Jan

Toronto city budget: Broken promises and austerity

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24
Jan

Reward work, not wealth

To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 2016, annual share dividends from the parent company of...
24
Jan

Lost opportunities, lost incomes

Why families in England need further reform of childcare and early education to get into work Executive summary Parents- particularly mothers- of young children in England are struggling to get into work. This...
24
Jan

Supporting and growing women-owned businesses

Report of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepeneurs and Business Leaders   DESCRIPTION

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