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The politics of parental leave policiesChildren, parenting, gender and the labour market$
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Sheila Kamerman and Peter Moss

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420671

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.001.0001

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Canada and Québec: two policies, one country

Canada and Québec: two policies, one country

(p.33) Three Canada and Québec: two policies, one country
The politics of parental leave policies

Andrea Doucet

Lindsey McKay

Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Policy Press

This chapter provides two case studies, a national one of Canada and a provincial one of Québec. In the case of Canada, statutory leave entitlements are divided between the federal and the provincial government. Of all the provinces of Canada, Québec is the only province that has made an important investment in the funding of childcare and parental leave. In this chapter, the distinct historical and political development of the two leave regimes are highlighted as well as some of the effects of these different approaches to the parental leave of Canada as a whole.

Keywords:   Canada, Québec, statutory leave entitlements, childcare, parental leave

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