Response and Commentary on throne speech proposal for more funding to Non-Parental Child Care

Commentary Sept 24. Helen Ward - (PDF): "Commentary on the speech from the throne" By Helen Ward (Below is an excerpt from the latest Speech from the Throne by the federal government under the LiberalParty of Canada with Prime Minister…

Top Economist Daycare Researcher Advising Prime Minister May Counter Daycare Lobby Disinformation

UBC economics professor,  Dr Kevin Milligan is now a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister's Privy Council Office until the end of 2020 on the economic recovery from COVID.June 15, 2020 - blog post by UBC economist Kevin Milligan  -…

Daycare Lobby Pushes For More Money Using COVID Recovery as Pretext to Fund Doomed Industry

Daycare has always caused serious infection risks for children and their families according to the peer reviewed research. Now COVID-19 causes fear in parents and staff, dramatically reducing attendance as well as labour supply. Governments have established 'safety' protocols for…

CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos – “Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis”

June 24, 2020 - CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos - by Ken Boessenkool organizer with Liberal and Conservative parties and Jennifer Robson Carlton University professor and policy advisor - "Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis"https://www.cdhowe.org/intelligence-memos/boessenkool-robson-%E2%80%93-thoughts-forestalling-coming-childcare-crisis Or see PDF here…

“National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery”, says Martha Friendly

June 19, 2020 - CBC  radio The Sunday Edition - interview with a top daycare lobbyist - "National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery", says Martha Friendly: We don't know what the fall out will be…

Government Lying Again to Parents About the High Quality of Daycare

The federal government is again claiming that it funds "High Quality" early learning and child care. However the evidence from studies of daycare quality conducted by daycare advocates, and from peer-reviewed empirical studies shows that the majority of licensed daycare…

What are the dollar costs of a Unidaycare Centre System? (broken link)

Kids First info sheet Costs—Daycare, Preschool, All-Day Kindergarten compiled a few years ago gives actual costs reported by different governments in Quebec, BC, Sweden and US. EXAMPLE: Nearly $16,000/yr for centre operating costs alone for infant care in Quebec in…

HELP as Media Darling: Propaganda Production (broken link)

HELP's media coverage (broken link)—a very long list.Kershaw's media coverage (broken link)—click on the +. It is currently more than any other HELPer. See also Hertzman's coverage.Kershaw's bio/blog (broken link)—and picture of him on horse at his farm "Dr. Kershaw…

Dec 2013, Kids First Media Release: Kindergarten Research Cover-up Scandal

Parent group demands disciplinary action from Ontario Ministry of Education for misrepresenting studies showing negative impact for all-day KindergartenMEDIA RELEASE - time line included belowParent group demands disciplinary action from Ontario Ministry of Education for misrepresenting studies showing negative impact…