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April - First Maternity leave legislation in Canada

Date: 
April 2, 1921
In British Columbia, An Act concerning the Employment of Women before and after Childbirth received assent, making it the first maternity leave legislation in Canada. It granted women a six-week leave. New Brunswick was next to act, but not for many years later – in 1964. The last province to introduce maternity leave legislation was PEI in 1982.

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