Towards a better parental insurance plan
On September 17, the APTS appeared before the parliamentary committee studying Bill 51, a bill to modify the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP). We took this opportunity to say that we support any change that will improve family-work balance – a balance that is absolutely necessary to ensure our children’s well-being and development. For this reason, the APTS proposes increasing paternity leave to ten weeks with the basic benefit plan, and six weeks with the special plan. To encourage co-parenting and the involvement of the other parent, there should be no reduction in weeks of shareable parental leave.
In its advisory opinion, the APTS argues that enhancing the QPIP will play an important part in improving employee attraction and retention, especially in the health and social services system where labour shortages are widespread.