family policy

Women with young children commit suicide with no support

I recently read about the increase in mother suicides. The article said that many women kill themselves and their children long after they are out of the hospital. Dr. Kirsten Patrick (in an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal) said we should monitor this more closely. In my opinion, its easy to blame post partum depression, depression or …

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Canadians still expect women to sacrifice money, status and careers

Wow…Paul Kershaw nailed it in his last article about how women will be shortchanged in retirement. He says that Canadian gender equality rankings and family policies are near the bottom of all the OECD countries. He states: `Canadians are content to ask young women to sacrifice their earnings, career ambitions and future retirement security to compensate for our national …

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