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14
Nov

What would paternity leave mean for the Swiss?

Labour law in Switzerland does not provide any paternity leave. Now Swiss voters must decide whether to introduce it.   EXCERPTS In practical terms, what would it mean if fathers had time off...
14
Nov

New rules on parental leave miss the mark, Women's Network says

Stretching leave from 12 to 18 months won't benefit low-income families, says Jillian Kilfoil   EXCERPTS The federal government's long-awaited changes to parental leave are no help to...
14
Nov

Opinion: New family care policies provide more flexibility, but for whom?

It is unclear if these newly announced federal policies will solve the family care problems they were meant to address, especially when it comes to parental leave.   EXCERPTS Last week, Jean-...
14
Nov

Washington, D.C.: Child care providers want degrees. We have to figure out how to pay for them.

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14
Nov

Longer parental leave could worsen gender equality, says UBC prof

Paul Kershaw explains how extending parental leave from 12 to 18 months without increasing benefits could leave women farther behind   EXCERPTS The way a change to parental leave has been...
13
Nov

New Brunswick child-care centres missing the mark on nutrition, study finds

Lunches and snacks served are high in sugar and sodium, low in fibre, says researcher   EXCERPTS The food served at New Brunswick child-care centres is not meeting nutritional recommendations...
13
Nov

United Kingdom: 30 hour free childcare policy in chaos as high-rent areas hardest-hit by delays

Children's Minister Robert Goodwill has visited just three nurseries providing free childcare.   EXCERPTS The chaotic rollout of 30 hours’ free childcare policy hit families in high-rent...
13
Nov

United States: How do we change the future? By teaching the next generation

  EXCERPTS Childcare, especially for infants and toddlers, is in short supply. For many, it is also tremendously expensive, and few childcare settings meet quality standards for supporting children’s healthy development...
13
Nov

Should all employers match the federal government's new 18-month parental leave plan?

Cross Country Checkup with Duncan McCue   DESCRIPTION It can be gut-wrenching for many new parents — especially new moms. The thought of missing out on baby's every gasp, sneeze and smile...
10
Nov

Editorial: Ottawa should do better on improving parental leave

A new 18-month parental leave benefit will help too few with too little. Canada should follow the lead of Quebec and European countries when it comes to enriching parental leave programs.  ...

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