Workshop Towards a More Inclusive Maternity/Paternal Benefits Regime

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, and has consulted widely with women across Canada. On May 10,…

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Mother’s Day Message to Parliament 2007

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the National Association of the Law brings to Parliament Hill a message on behalf of women across Quebec and the rest of Canada. For Mothers at Work: Improve Maternity and Parental Benefits for women living outside of Quebec. NAWL recommends that the Federal Government expand the current maternity and parental…

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Remembering Our Struggles, Defending Our Victories: Maternity and Parental Benefits

Ce document est seulement disponible en anglais. Popular Legal Education and Consultation Series: Module 3 This workshop provides an overview of the federal maternity and parental benefits regime and identifies its weaknesses. Table of Contents 1. Workshop Goals, Expectations, and Limitations 2. Why are Maternity and Parental Benefits a Women’s Equality Issue? 2.1 The costs…

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Just do the Right Thing, Madame Robillard!

OTTAWA – The National Association of Women and the Law, the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada and the Feminist Alliance for International Action are calling on Madame Lucienne Robillard, Minister of Human Resources for the government of Canada, to give Québec its full share of the maternity and parental benefit…

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The Québec Appeal Court decision on the Constitutionality of Maternity and Parental Benefits as Employment Insurance Benefits

On January 27th, 2004, the Québec Appeal Court ruled that the provisions of the Employment Insurance Act concerning maternity and parental benefits encroached on provincial jurisdiction and exceeded the powers of the Canadian Parliament. This ruling calls us to action, as the question of income during maternity and parental leave constitutes an absolutely pivotal issue…

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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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