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e-2566 (Employment and labour)

Initiated by Krista Ellsworth from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

  • Due to the lockdown, parents on maternity or parental leave have had to refrain from the important social engagement and group bonding that is crucial for healthy child development; and
  • Those who are currently on leave have also missed out on having the hands on support of family, friends, and grandparents that is necessary for child development as well as the mental health of parents
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development to extend paid maternity or parental leave by 3 months in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.
Open for signature
July 7, 2020, at 3:05 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 6, 2020, at 3:05 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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