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September 20, 2009

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.

September 17, 2009

'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.'

May 28, 2009

'Child care is a critical piece of the puzzle for many Manitobans these days.' - Gord Mackintosh, family services and housing minister.

May 11, 2009

NDP again asks Parliament to pass legislation that would lay a foundation for a national child care system. 

May 1, 2009

The Expenditure Restraint Act violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by denying workers' rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

April 22, 2009

Canada has one of the lowest child care access rates in the industrialized world and fees are among the highest.

March 2, 2009

NSGEU women's conference April 24-26 at Debert Hospitality Centre. Helping women play a more assertive and active role in their union, workplaces and lives.

February 11, 2009

Conservative government is paying lip service to improving the lives of women even as it refuses to support pay equity, child care and economic measures that support women's equality.  So the Canadian Labour Congress is sending each Member of Parliament a gift of chocolate lips with an accompanying note - 'women are tired of lip service'.

January 31, 2009

(Jan 27, 2009) -- 'Everyone except the prime minister seems to understand that big problems require bold solutions. Canada needs a large-scale fiscal stimulus.'

December 14, 2008

Survey of child care standards in 25 developed countries