Thursday, 11 July 2013

Chance or Commitment: Canada's Family Leave Campaign


Source:, 7 July 2013

On the one hand, Commander Hadfield's observation is bang on. The availability of guaranteed benefits such as paid leave for parents is a crucial indicator of how we choose to treat each other. In Canada, family leave has had a major, positive effect on children's welfare and the career options for workers, especially women.

But with all due respect to Commander Hadfield, "chance" - apart from the accident of birthplace - has had little to do with the establishment of family leave. 


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