New moms take nearly 20 times more parental time off than new dads, according to StatsCan.
- New Canadian mothers take 44 weeks of maternity leave from their jobs on average, according to new data. Fathers on the on the other hand, are taking 2.4 weeks, Statistics Canada said. Got a baby on the way? Practice living on maternity pay while you’re still pregnant, says celebrity budget guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade.
- Talk about burning through money. Gross sales of gasoline rose to 42.1 billion litres last year—a 1.5% increase from 2010, Statistics Canada said Monday. That’s despite an average 19.2% jump in the price at the pumps year over year. On a related note, special thanks to Calgary blogger known as Larky Canuck for sharing his “The truth behind car sharing services” story with us.
- Here’s a look at the most expensive Olympic tickets by event, courtesy of Canadian Business blogger Matt Lundy.
- iShares Canada has launched a new suite of Minimum Volatility ETFs promising to give investors “access to the full broad market suite of minimum volatility ETFs, including Canada, U.S., developed international, global and emerging markets.” Learn more here.