Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits for Women Outside of Québec: Proposals for Law Reform

According to NAWL’s vision, every mother should receive income replacement and material support during the first years of caring for a child. Bearing and raising children should not impoverish women, as is now the case. No single initiative is sufficient to drastically improve the situation of all mothers in Canada. Nonetheless, several areas of the […]

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Report on the NAWL Pan-Canadian Workshop on Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits outside Québec

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Workshop Towards a More Inclusive Maternity/Paternal Benefits Regime

Vers des prestations de maternité et des prestations parentales plus inclusives For the last three years, NAWL has been exploring ways of improving maternity and parental benefits for women living outside Québec. The NAWL Working Group has had several in-depth discussions on this issue, did extensive research on existing literature in Québec, Canada and abroad, […]

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Jurisdiction of Maternity and Parental Benefits Lies with the Provinces / Les prestations de materni

On January 27, 2004, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that the maternity benefits and parental benefits provisions of the Employment Insurance Act encroach upon provincial jurisdiction and are beyond the jurisdiction of the Parliament of Canada. This decision calls for action by us, since the funding of maternity leaves and parental leaves is a […]

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Submission to the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance

An overview of unemployment benefits is accompanied by a detailed analysis of the present problems in the scheme. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN0920853552.pdf” title=”Submission to the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance “] […]

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Unemployment Insurance

Reviews 1970’s amendments to the Act and examines proposals to change the Act in areas that discriminate against female workers. Describes the rising social costs relating to U.I. cutbacks and how raising of entrance requirements, reductions of benefit rates and high penalties for quitting cause more hardship on women than men. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN090853102.pdf” title=”Unemployment Insurance […]

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A Survey and Analysis of Parental Leave, Maternity Leave and Day Care in Eastern & Western European Countries and the U.S.A.

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