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Canada's dismal child care [CA]

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Letter to the Editor
Faith, Karen
Publication Date: 
13 Dec 2008

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Given recent developments in Ottawa and the change in
Liberal leadership, this is a crucial time to revitalize efforts for a national daycare strategy (Canada Ties For Last Among Developed Countries In Early-Childhood Care - Dec. 11).

The evidence of the economic and social benefits of providing regulated early-childhood care has been available to us for some time.

Why is it that a country like ours that leads by example in terms of universal health care lags so egregiously behind in the area of a national daycare strategy?


Canada must aspire to something nobler than last place when it comes to the care of our children.

- reprinted from the Globe and Mail