“The Women’s Court finds that fiscal considerations should never suffice as a pressing and substantial basis for overriding equality rights”
'The report shows there’s a lot more at stake than lost child care spaces.' - Andrea Calver.
"Presently, the gap in CPP pensions between males and females is narrowing even if it is not expected to disappear completely."
Ottawa (5 November 2009) – The status of women within the Canadian pension system is not the same today as it was 30 or 40 years ago, according to the chief actuary of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada.
Only 30 percent of women have a formal financial plan to meet their retirement goals
'Over the long term, every $1 invested in quality child care programs returns $2.54 in benefits to society.' - CCAAC.
'Government needs to step forward with a comprehensive plan to ensure that quality care and education for our young children is here now and in the future.' - Shelley Ward.
Dismal 15th ranking out of 17 developed countries. Only Japan and the United States were worse. The top-ranked countries are Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.
'The decrease in provincial budget funding for child care is most likely a result of the Harper Conservative government’s 2006 cancellation of the bilateral agreements.'
'Child care is a critical piece of the puzzle for many Manitobans these days.' - Gord Mackintosh, family services and housing minister.
NDP again asks Parliament to pass legislation that would lay a foundation for a national child care system.