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"Fairness for the Self-Employed Act" will allow self-employed to collect maternity, parental and other special EI benefits

As expected, the Conservative government introduced legislation today - the Fairness for the Self-Employed Act  - that will allow self-employed individuals to opt into the employment insurance plan and collect maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate-care leave benefits.

CBC News has a story here. The federal government's news release is here.