Kids First Complaint and BC Attorney General response re: so-called “mature minor consent” in section 17 of BC Infants Act to medical treatment:- this violates Charter rights of parents and children- the government’s aggressive communications campaign informing minors they can hide and lie about their health care to their parents also violates the Charter

2021 May - email to BC government, Dr Bonny Henry, & health care officials requesting suspension of the Infants Act and government communications campaign targeting minors with message that violates Charter rights of parents and children To 'health care providers',…

BBC article – “Is the Western way of raising kids weird?”

2021 February. Kelly Oakes. BBC - (news web article): "Is the Western way of raising kids weird?"Expectations for sleep, togetherness, bed time, independence are different in different cultures. The key to thinking outside the Western box might be to remember…

Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA http://www.kidsfirstcanada.org info@kidsfirstcanada.org Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes Burnaby, BC - October 15, 2020 - BC’s political parties have missed the opportunity to earn votes…

Human rights complaint vs BC Ministry of Education seeks equal funding for parent-directed learning

MEDIA RELEASE - for immediate release - 372 words Human rights complaint seeks equal funding to families for parent-directed learning Burnaby, BC - August 20, 2020 - Dhahan Law filed a complaint yesterday with the BC Human Rights Tribunal against…

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…

COVID Schooling

Students' learning and well-being will likely be affected negatively by measures adopted to fit COVID contagion concerns. On-line COVID-schooling has challenges for children and parents, and so does COVID-school attendance. Highly restrictive measures designed to make school attendance fit with…

UBC’s funding of HELP and daycare lobby: Clyde Hertzman over $212,000 from UBC alone (broken link)

UBC compensation = expenses to leading all-day Kindergarten and daycare promoters*Clyde Hertzman—Executive Director of HELP, also works for the World BankHERTZMAN CLYDE$212,497 + $15,163 expenses*Paul Kershaw—#2 at HELP, leading media promoter of all day Kindergarten until Aug 2010 when he…