Reality Check on Quebec Daycare: Research Finds Low Quality, High Costs, Negative Outcomes, Worse Family Finances

Feb 2, 2006Helen Ward, PresidentKid First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Who cares about the children and families in Quebec? Outright lies go routinely unchallenged about the Quebec daycare system. "Don't worry—be happy!" is the mindless new Canadian way. We are…

Daycare, Low Income and the Left

Jan. 20, 2006by Helen WardKids First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Daycare has become a top election issue for all parties. The possibility that the daycare agreements will be terminated brings on the accusation that this will hurt low-income families, like…

Does Daycare Lower ‘Child Poverty’ and Get Mums into Jobs? Quebec Experiment Results: No

Data from "ECEC 2004" published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit at the University of Torontohttp://www.childcarecanada.org/ECEC2004/index.html#tocQUEBEC Regulated daycare expenditure: $1.56 billion."Spaces" are available for only 29.9% of kids age 0-12. (Quebec would have to triple expenses to $4.5 billion…

Premier advances N.B. position on federal gas tax return, child-care funding

Office of the Premier—May 30, 2005SAINT JOHN (CNB)—Premier Bernard Lord promoted the province's position on federal child-care funding and the gas tax return to New Brunswick during his speech to the Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce tonight. Lord said the…

Financial Post: March 7th, 2005

EPLY TO BUZZ HARGROVE ON CHILD CARE POLICY [Mr. Hargrove, President of the Canadian AutoWorkers Union, had an article in the Financial Post Feb 28, 2005 calling for more daycare funding. This response was published March 7. Sections here in…

Taxing Canadian Families: What’s Fair, What’s Not – With KF Commentary

July 2000. Vincent and Woolley. IRPP - research paper (PDF): "Taxing Canadian Families: What's Fair, What's Not" This paper thankfully calls for more support for families with dependent children or other dependents, and less discriminatory/more fair for all. However the…