Media Release Archive

NDP platform release a breakthrough, puts child care back on the national agenda (October 14, 2014)

Seven years and $15b gone: Nothing to show for the Universal Child Care Benefit (February 6, 2013)

Open Letter To The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Of Canada, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister And The Honourable Tony Clement, President, Treasury Board Re: Re-Profiling The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Fund (Feb 6, 2012)

Childcare program puts families before jails and jets (March 29, 2011)

2010

Child care group denounces federal funding cuts for social research (May 6, 2010)

Happy birthday UCCB: What can we show for the past 4 years? (Feb 10, 2010)

2009

Fixing Canada’s economy could be child’s play – if Conservative government listens (September 30, 2009)

Ontario’s Plan Applauded for Supporting Healthy Children AND Working Families (June 15 2009) The CCAAC applauds the report called “With our Best Future in Mind – Implementing Early Learning in Ontario.” (June 15 2009)

Minister Finley’s Fiction will not save Child Care (February 5 2009)

Budget 2009 confirms federal government satisfied with Canada’s last-place international ranking on child care (Post Federal Budget 2009) (January 27, 2009)

Child care services essential to economic stimulus (2009 Federal Budget) (January 21, 2009)

2008

Canada Fails on Child Care – UNICEF: CCAAC calls on federal government to acknowledge failure and plan for improvement

Poll results show Harper’s “choice in child care” a failure (Election 2008)

Harper Just Doesn’t Get It (Election 2008)

Parties must put Canada in the running on child care (Election 2008)

2007

Harper’s cut and run approach hurting families
(March 19, 2007)

Harper report card assesses government on child care
(Code Blue for Child Care February 1, 2007)

2006

International report condemns Tory approach to child care
(September 20, 2006) You can also download the full report from the OECD web site, a backgrounder, and excerpts related to Canada. 

Kids to roll out 85 ft child care petition for Premiers
(July 24, 2006) Click here to view the photo gallery of this event.

No Child Care In Today’s Budget
(May 2, 2006) CCAAC’s reaction to the federal budget 2006.

Canadian, Quebec child care coalitions on Parliament Hill for Budget watch
(May 1, 2006) – CCAAC & Coalition québécoise pour la consolidation des services de garde et des services aux familles

Unprecedented joint effort to win Parliamentary support for child care funding in the budget (Apr 28, 2006)
CCAAC & Coalition québécoise pour la consolidation des services de garde et des services aux familles  – Joint statement by CCAAC and Québec’s child care coalition.

Harper child care comments an attempt to bolster unpopular plan
(April 19, 2006)

Child care to become focus of Parliamentary struggle: Throne Speech shows no compromise
(April 4, 2006) – CCAAC’s response to the Throne Speech.

Throne Speech – New government must tackle stable funding for child care
(April 3, 2006)

CODE BLUE FOR CHILD CARE
(February 16, 2006) – A Canada wide campaign to protect child care.

Let Parliament decide fate of child care program(February 3, 2006)

Conservatives’ narrow win no mandate to overturn child care programs – advocates  (January 27, 2006) 

Parents mount opposition to Conservative child care scheme
(January 18, 2006) 

Children and Families Deserve More than Empty Conservative Promises
(January 13, 2006)

The Conservatives and Child Care: A Shell Game
(January 6. 2006)

New Brunswick Rural Child Care Strategy Sessions
(January 4, 2006) – New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women

2005

NDP child care platform puts children and families before politics
(December 12. 2005)

Liberal child care announcement: Hits and Misses
(December 7, 2005)

Conservative taxable allowance won’t deliver quality child care
(December 5, 2005) 

Lynne Wannan Speaking Tour: Lessons from Down Under
(November 13, 2005)
News Release: Australian expert brings cautionary tale of commercialization to Canada
Biography: Lynne Wannan

Child care in the House of Commons
(May 12, 2005)

Funding cuts to Québec’s Centres de la petite enfance (Early childhood centres)
(March 5, 2005) Parti Québécois 

Child care money good first step; accountability needed
(February 23, 2005)

Although there is no agreement yet…
(February 20, 2005)

Advocates to Dryden
(February 11, 2005) 

Child Care Policy: Making the Connections
(February 8, 2005)

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