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Tories want to offer parental benefits for self-employed

Bill Curry, Globe and Mail, Oct 2, 2009: The Conservative government will introduce new rules this fall that extend parental benefits to the swelling ranks of self-employed Canadians, many of whom have complained they cannot afford to have children and run businesses at the same time. Sources say the government’s second piece of employment insurance legislation will be introduced before Parliament’s Christmas break. The bill would have a direct impact on the truck drivers, real-estate agents, hairdressers and other workers making up the growing ranks of self-employed Canadians, who now number more than 2.7 million people. [Continue reading this article here.]

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