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  -…

Washing their Hands of Responsibility—Keeping Daycare Centres Clean: The Impossible Dream?

Can mere mortals maintain even the draconian hand-washing regime required of daycare staff (and babies and children) to prevent spread of disease WHILE ALSO providing sensitive responsive care to a group of up to 25+ children? Try this at Home…

July 2011 Maclean’s Magazine article with comments: “Is subsidized daycare bad for kids?

July 2011 Maclean’s Magazine article with comments (web): “Is subsidized daycare bad for kids? A surprising new study says Quebec’s $7-a-day daycare is leaving children worse off (broken link)“ A study referred to in Maclean’s: How Does Early Childhood Care…

May 5, 2011: Jonas Himmelstrand of Sweden’s Mireja Institute debunks the myth that Sweden is a social utopia based on its national daycare program

May 5, 2011. IMFcanada - youtube video (web): Jonas Himmelstrand of Sweden’s Mireja Institute debunks the myth that Sweden is a social utopia based on its national daycare program April 26, 2011 in the National Post - article (web) Jonas…

March 8, 2011 – 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day Commentary: (broken link)

March 8, 2011 – 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day Commentary: Happy International Women’s Day by Kids FirstBeverly Smith (in Liberal MP Carolyn Bennet’s Blog) (broken link)National Post: Feminism’s Second Wave Hangover (broken link) by Tasha KheiriddinOttawa Citizen: Why the…

HELP Violates Privacy Protection Practices it Claims to Follow

HELP Violates Privacy Protection Practices it Claims to Follow: HELP claims to follow Statistics Canada’s procedures, but unlike HELP, Statistics Canada requires verbal or written parental consent for surveys of parents, children, and children’s teachers. See PDF below of Jan…

Research on the Negative Health Impacts of Daycare Centres (broken link)

Hazards for Daycare Staff A study in the Oxford Journal of Occupational Medicine finds the health hazards for daycare staff include injury, infection, stress due to exposure to saliva and feces, biting, noise, being undervalued, fear of liability, etc.: Occupational…

Living wage for municipal workers misses the target

By Helen Ward, Vancouver Sun May 28, 2010 4:07 AM Vancouver city council, following New Westminster's lead, will vote on a "living wage" of over $18 an hour for municipal workers. Economists promoting this garner support by claiming living wages…

“Are the Swedish state family policies delivering?”

Below is a statement by Jonas Himmelstrand of the Swedish family organisation, Haro, presented at the Familyplatform conference in Lisbon in May 2010. FamilyPlatform is a project financed by the European Commission to look into research areas for future European…