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Women's Issues

October 14, 2009

Only 30 percent of women have a formal financial plan to meet their retirement goals

October 1, 2009

'Over the long term, every $1 invested in quality child care programs returns $2.54 in benefits to society.' - CCAAC.

September 27, 2009

'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.

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.