The place to start is by protecting the early learning and child care agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces. The federal-provincial agreements on child care were negotiated in good faith. They lay a foundation for a full system of early learning and child care that can meet the needs of all Canadian families. Cancelling them sets back the development of a national child care program for years to come, leaving families with young children to fend for themselves.If the bunch of vultures clamouring for "free" childcare and entitlements really feel so strongly, why not provide them with the option of checking a box on their annual tax assessment indicating they would like to contribute a portion of their taxable income to the day to day operations of national daycare centres. But then, that would be sort of be like paying for it yourself and that's not fair.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, March 29, 2006