Canada to let self-employed get parental benefits

Mon Nov 2, 2009 12:10pm EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government will unveil plans on Tuesday to allow self-employed people parental benefits under the employment insurance system.

Conservative Human Resources Minister Diane Finley's office said on Monday she would announce an employment insurance measure for self-employed workers. In the 2008 general election, the Conservatives pledged to let the self-employed opt into the system and gain parental benefits.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Peter Galloway)