They should be able to take their maternity leave earlier, with the 15 weeks or the 12 weeks. But if you have a strenuous job and your first trimester is a more vulnerable time.... I've never heard of the program that the gentleman from Quebec was speaking about, but that seems like an excellent program, and an expensive one as well. It's difficult when you work in a hazardous job environment and you have to make the choice to work somewhere else.
On April 4th, 2017. See this statement in context.