MPPs Call for Parental Leave for Municipal Politicians

Two MPPs are calling on the government to give municipal elected officials the right to parental leave. Last week Liberal MPP Daiene Vernile introduced a private members bill that would give municipal politicians parental leave, shortly before NDP MPP Catherine Fife wrote an open letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro asking the same. The Municipal Act currently contains a provision requiring municipal councillors not to be absent for three months without the permission of council. Fife argues that this provision poses a barrier to women entering local politics.

Open Letter: MPP Catherine Fife calls on government to legislate parental leave for municipal councillors 

Bill 46, Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act (Councillor Pregnancy and Parental Leave ), 2016 

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