First Call is a signatory to this joint letter sent to the Jean-Yves Duclos, the federal minister of families, children and social development regarding federal consultations on parental leaves, compassionate care and employment insurance.
We urge the Government to keep a focus on the big picture which includes our social programs and public services. We are in urgent need of:
- Improvements in EI access and benefits, especially for those in precarious jobs
- A public, universal and affordable childcare program for families across Canada, including infant care
- New investments in our health care system, including eldercare.