New federal rules are set to take effect sometime next month
concerning new mothers and fathers who want to take more time off
around the birth of a child.
The Trudeau government will unveil the details today, including
the exact start date, of its promised changes to parental-leave
rules that will allow new parents up to 18 months of leave.
Ottawa isn’t expected to increase the value of Employment
Insurance benefits for takers of extended leave.
Instead, the Liberals are expected to stick with their campaign
pledge to provide 12 months of benefits over 18 months. (The
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