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

 
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The federal government's long-awaited changes to parental leave are no help to Islanders living in poverty, says the Women's Network of PEI.
Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on Thursday announced the expanded parental leave will allow new parents to stretch their 12 months of employment insurance up to 18 months. 
Family caregiver benefits were also announced — one is a 15-week leave to care for a critically ill or injured adult, the other a 35-week benefit to care for a critically ill or injured child.