Letter to the Toronto Star Editor in response to: “Daycare spaces or $100 cheques?”

"Pay parents for their work" Toronto Star, Sep 23, 2008, pg. AA.7 Re: Editorial, Sept. 20 titled "Daycare spaces or $100 cheques?"This editorial asks the wrong question. The question is When will all children and parents in Canada be treated…

Excerpts from the Report, "Breakthrough Britain: The Next Generation," and Kids First Commentary

Excerpts from the Executive Summary September, 8 2008. Dr Samantha et. al. The Centre for Social Justice - report: "The Next Generation Report: Early Years Commission Report" (download full report PDF here) [from p4] Current Government policy for the early…

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres London Times Online editorial by report sponsor, former Conservative Party Leader, Iain Duncan Smith: “Think tank:…

Debate on "Income Splitting" between Martha Friendly, Co-ordinator of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit and John Williamson, Head of the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation

Monday May 26, 2008. Martha Friendly. Ontario CHCH News - Partial Radio Transcript [with commentary by Helen Ward] "Live at 5:30"Martha Friendly: …Providing better child care [she means daycare centres] would actually encourage more women to have more children while…

Brown advisor calls for tax breaks for stay-at-home mums after warning over nurseries

Brown advisor calls for tax breaks for stay-at-home mums after warning over nurseries (broken link): UK PM’s policy advisor, Jay Belsky, cites negative effects of centre-based care and asks for funding for parental child care “on humanitarian grounds.”