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New Brunswick NDP unveils plan for publicly funded child care [CA-NB]

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Canadian Press
Publication Date: 
1 Sep 2006

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New Brunswick's New Democratic Party leader says if elected, her party would create a full, publicly-funded child care system.

Allison Brewer says access to quality, affordable child care can no longer be seen as a frill or a perk in New Brunswick.

Brewer says an NDP government would create 1,000 more subsidized child care spaces in non-profit centres within their first mandate.

She says they would also support accreditation, staff training, improved salaries, and direct operating support to not-for-profit community child care centres that meet or exceed certain standards.

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