The OECD and Canada's Daycare Lobby: Ties Denied (broken link)

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranked Canada last of 14 countries in spending on early learning and child care. Its says of its generally negative review of Canada: "We trust… that our external perspective, based on many…

Daycare Turf Wars: For-Profit Big Box vs. Non-Profit Big Box vs. State-Run Big Box

March 28, 2008Helen Ward, PresidentKids First Parent Association of Canadawww.kidsfirstcanada.org604-291-0088 The issue of funding 'private for-profit' daycare is where the daycare lobby gets internally conflicted between its left and right. The bed-mates start to fight, and as in most divorces,…

The OECD: Globalizing Daycare Lobby Ideology

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's "finding" that Canada ranks lowest in spending on child care and early learning, and its predictable recommendations, need to be seen for what they are intended to be: propaganda tools for the domestic…

Mustard Calls Quebec Study “chicken shit”, McCain Accuses Authors of Denying Breastfeeding Benefits

Should Daycare Lobby Heavyweights Wear Pink and Stop Bullying? Daycare Gurus Mustard, McCain, and Hertzman Slam Pro-Breastfeeding Economists The study that showed negative outcomes for Quebec daycare has been called "chicken shit" by Dr. Fraser Mustard, former Chair of Ballard…

NAFTA Means US “Big Box” Daycare Chains Can Get Canadian Taxpayers’ Dollars

NAFTA Means US “Big Box” Daycare Chains Can Get Canadian Taxpayers’ Dollars: A legal opinion for Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE) says because of NAFTA daycare must be STATE-RUN not just state-funded to keep out US chains. Another legal…

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies: The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies (cat link): The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force. Importing low-wage labour means higher profits through lower wages. This Guardian article describes the situation in Europe. “Putting…

Watch your language! A word on words: "work", "stay-at-home mum", "single-earner

In the income-splitting and child-care debates, it is important not to devalue the work parents—especially women—do looking after our own children or any other form of unpaid, uncommodified work. The daycare lobby devalues this work already—we do not need to…

Billionaire McCain Displays Contempt for Low-Wage Nannies

In the February 14, 2008 Senate Hearing, Margaret McCain, wife of the frozen-French-fry billionaire, made the following insulting unsupported comments about nannies (paid "in-house caregivers"), many of whom are immigrants from racial minorities. No Senator is recorded as questioning her…

Canadian Teens Out-Score OECD Average and Sweden on Academic Tests

Canadian Teens Out-Score OECD Average and Sweden on Academic Tests. See charts on page 60-64 of “Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study The Performance of Canada’s Youth in Science, Reading and Mathematics: 2006 First Results for Canadians…

Daycare Bill C-303 Update Nov 2007: Liberal MP’s Letter Reveals Bill C-303 is about Political Games, not Keeping “Big Box” Daycare Chains Out

Daycare Bill C-303 Update Nov 2007: Liberal MP’s Letter Reveals Bill C-303 is about Political Games, not Keeping “Big Box” Daycare Chains Out (download PDF here)