Mar 19, 2010—We have just learned that late last week the Ontario government’s Social Policy Committee EXTENDED the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS on BILL 242 Full Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010 to MARCH 29, 5 PM Ontario time (EST).
There MAY be another opportunity for people to present in person—to enquire call Kate, committee assistant at (416) 325-3538.
Read Bill 242 (broken links)
The government has not heard from those opposing this policy, which has been designed and pushed by daycare activists in Canada and internationally (OECD, World Bank, RAND Corporation). Send in a submission or an additional submission.
Clerk of the Committee, Mr Katch Koch: firstname.lastname@example.org
99 Wellesley Street West Room 1405, Whitney Block Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A2
TTY: (416) 325-3538
BILL 242 will change the laws to allow for all-day schooling for children ages 3-5, and for “extended day” school programs from 7 am -6 pm.
The goal stated in Dr Charles Pascal’s report for the Ontario government, in accordance with the unelected, unaccountable OECD’s 2003 recommended agenda for Canada, is programs 11 hours/day 50 weeks/year for ages 0-12 run by the Ministry of Education in schools and with schools as “hubs” for other programs, as in Sweden. “Kindergarten” is being used because it’s easier to sell than “free daycare for all that you pay with huge tax increases”.
Read the report by Dr Charles Pascal (broken link), a long time daycare lobbyist, on which this Bill is based.
- March 22, 2010. Kate Tennier. Winter Hill – government submission: Kate Tennier Submission re Bill 242 (PDF)
- March 2010. Helen Ward. Kids First Parent Association of Canada – government submission: Kids First Submission re Bill 242 (PDF)
- The last is by a Swedish affiliate of Kids First and member of Swedish groups Haro and Children’s Right to Parents’ Time:
March 29, 2010. Jonas Himmelstrand. The Mireja Institute – government submission: Jonas Himmelstrand Submission re Bill 242 (PDF). (see below for mentioned speech and sources)
December 10, 2008. Jonas Himmelstrand. StatLetter – speech for Swedish parliament: Secure Children – Secure Parents – The Role of Family in the 21st century (PDF).
December 10, 2008. Jonas Himmelstrand. StatLetter – sources mentioned in speech: Secure Children – Secure Parents – The Role of Family in the 21st century (sources) (PDF).