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19
Sep

What the parties are promising parents in the 2019 federal election

Parties are making direct appeals to voters with kids EXCERPTS Campaign season for Canada’s 2019 federal election is well underway, and the parties have started releasing their platforms. ...
19
Sep

The Liberal Party of Canada's 2019 federal election commitments

Excerpted from the 2019 Liberal Party platformMore accessible child care for families Creating more spaces for kids Parents across the country work hard to give their kids the best possible start in life. But it’s...
19
Sep

Green party platform unveiled and it goes well beyond just a climate-change plan

EXCERPTS Anyone labouring under the misconception that Elizabeth May’s Green party is obsessed with climate change and nothing else got set straight at the Fairmont Royal York on Monday. Bursting into the room with a...
19
Sep

Trudeau vows to boost Canada Child Benefit, make parental leave tax-free

EXCERPTS Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising to make parental benefits tax-free and provide a 15-week leave for adoptive parents if his party is re-elected in October. Speaking at a campaign stop in St. John’s, N...
19
Sep

Canada's New Democratic Party 2019 federal election commitments

Excerpted from the NDP's 2019 federal election commitmentsQuality, affordable child care when you need it
19
Sep

Conservative Party of Canada 2019 federal election commitments

Excerpted from the Conservative Party of Canada's 2019 federal election commitmentsAndrew Scheer to make EI maternity benefits tax-freeA new Conservative government would put $4,000 in new parents’ pockets   Andrew...
19
Sep

Federal election 2019: What the parties have to say about child care

  An overview of the 2019 federal election commitments by each of Canada's four major political parties relating to child care and parental leave (further developments are expected).
12
Sep

Same-sex male couples losing out on paid parental leave

EXCERPTS Same-sex male couples are losing out on paid parental leave when compared to both same-sex female and different-sex couples, according to new research. A study published in the Journal of Social Policy compared...
12
Sep

Comparing the availability of paid parental leave for same-sex and different-sex couples in 34 OECD countries

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12
Sep

Is giving parents money directly the best approach to child-care funding?

EXCERPTS There can be many reasons for society to subsidize parents for the cost of child care. The financial hurdle for a parent considering the merits of working versus staying at home to care for young children can...

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