Yes. In terms of employment insurance, women have been given more flexibility. First, more flexibility has been provided for starting maternity leave 12 weeks before the due date. It used to be eight weeks. The period has been increased to 12 weeks. Second, the length of maternity leave has been increased from 12 months to 18 months, but the benefit amount has been reduced. Essentially, those are the two measures to help women.
On April 11th, 2017. See this statement in context.