On March 22, 2018, the Quebec government introduced Bill 174: An Act mainly to relax the parental insurance plan to promote better family-work balance. If enacted, this Act comes into force on the date of assent, except section 12, which comes into force on the date to be set by the Government.
The main changes in the Bill include:
1. Maternity benefits
- Increase the period, currently 18 weeks, to 25 weeks, within which maternity benefits can be provided following the birth of a child.
- Increase the number of weeks of maternity benefits for a multiple pregnancy. In the event of