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Old 01-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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Yes, because the stay at home mom would not be collecting EI (employment insurance), which is what pays for parental leave. The father could actually only take 35 weeks off as the first 17 weeks are strictly maternity leave and the remaining 35 are parental. EI only pays 55% of your wage up to 400 something per week, so you'd have to be able to afford such a big cut in pay :-)
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