Toronto Star Article: Employers Fire Mothers-To-Be Shocking and Sad. Since I've been out of work since November, I have not been able to find work. I became preg in January, and now am starting to show. No one will hire me since I have to disclose that I am preg 15 weeks b4 leaving, and I am quickly running out of time. I'm gonna get to the point of having to declare in an interview and not getting hired. I am terrified that I cannot find work to qualify for maternity leave, and if that's the case, then there is nothing else to help us out. I do not qualify for social assistance because my OH works. What a sad state this country has become. With a lower birth rate than death rate, you'd think they'd be encouraging us to replace the aging labour force, even through the recession... Makes me sad to be a Canadian.