Prime Minister Harper to Ask Parliament to Approve Choice in Child Care Allowance

From the Prime Minister's Web Site at http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&id=1111 (broken link)FULL SPEECH AVAILABLE in the PM's AUDIO CENTRE Time for opposition parties to stand up for universal child care April 18, 2006Burnaby, B.C. After meeting with a group of parents and…

Behind the baby gap lies a culture of contempt for parenthood

March 6, 2006. "Behind the baby gap lies a culture of contempt for parenthood": An article by Madeline Bunting published in The Guardian that points out how women’s unpaid care-work is worth more than entire GDP

FUND THE CHILD vs FUND THE SPACES: Kids First Responds to Caledon Institute Report that $1,200 could be $388 for Low Income Families

The Caledon Institute recently alarmingly reported that low income families could get only $388/year of the $1,200 promised by the Conservatives. The Institute is just one of many organizations receiving funding from the federal government that lobby for preferential funding…

Parents vs State Intervention in Child-Rearing: Clarifying our Roles

January 4, 2006 Last month, Scott Reid, chief of communications for the Liberal Party, repeatedly insisted that parents would "blow" the $1200/year per child 0-5 promised by the Conservative Party on beer, popcorn and videos. Another aide supported him and…

Announcement of our Formal Complaint to the United Nations

The Fund the Child Coalition is currently drafting a complaint to the United Nations regarding Canada's potential violation of the "Convention on the Rights of the Child". The Swedish parent's group, "A Child's Right to their Parent's Time" has already…