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The federal budget and the child care promise: Promise made but not yet kept

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Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
20 Mar 2005


Prime Minister Martin says that the child care promise has been kept in the federal budget. But the budget represents only one part of the Liberals' child care pledge and even at that can only be considered a down payment. What's in the budget also raises many problematic issues with respect to the future development of a pan-Canadian child care system. We are still far from what was promised (the QUAD principles enshrined in federal, provincial and territorial legislation) and what is needed.