parental leave

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Can’t I be a parent—and a politician?

Joe Cressy: In September, I’ll be the first person ever to utilize the City of Toronto’s new parental leave program for city councillors. But for some people, my decision hasn’t been well-received.
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Why parental leave rules are shutting out dads

A new report takes a deep dive into Canada’s maternity and parental leave benefits—and finds some counter-intuitive downsides to dads-only parental leave
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Quebec has a better way of doling out parental leave

The editorial: Parental benefits through EI was always an odd fit. Here’s what we can learn from Quebec.
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The unintended consequences of boosting parental leave

Changing EI parental leave provisions may change the season of births in Canada and the distribution of health, education, and development outcomes
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How parental leave is the Trojan Horse of election promises

Without systemic supports in place, extended leaves can limit women’s income and work choices
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Should you take an extended parental leave?

Kathleen Lahey, a law professor at Queen’s University, on how time out affects a woman’s job prospects and earning power
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Are men who take parental leave treated worse than women?

Research shows men taking paternity leave face greater social consequences
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When the going gets tough

Employers are forced to get inventive to lure—and retain—the best and brightest