Canada and Québec: two policies, one country

Andrea Doucet, Lindsey McKay and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

in The politics of parental leave policies

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9781847420671
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303961 | DOI:
Canada and Québec: two policies, one country

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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

Chapter.  8363 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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