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Alberta updates bereavement leave legislation

May 17, 2022

The Government of Alberta has updated its bereavement leave legislation in an attempt to address criticism of the current legislation, that allowed leave for stillbirths and miscarriages, but did not specifically address abortions.

Alberta’s Labour and Immigration Minister introduced an amendment last week that will allow bereavement leave for any pregnancy that doesn’t end in a live birth, regardless of the reason or timing for the end of the pregnancy.

For questions or more information contact

John Graham
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)
jgraham@retailcouncil.org
204 926-8624


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