CBC Forum: What steps should be taken to make Parliament more family-friendly?

  • How about making the military a more family-friendly place to work? We are regularly expected to work weekends and a few years ago had our weekday work hours extended. We have to work 25 years and potentially go to dangerous places, away from our families for months on end, in order to get 50% of our pension, while MPs get 100% after 8 years of sitting in Ottawa and flying home first-class whenever they choose.
    When our work hours were extended, we were told that we make good money and can work for it. I suggest that our MPs set the example.
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