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NDP National Child Care Act (Bill C303) receives support from all opposition parties

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Canadian Union of Public Employees
Press release
Publication Date: 
27 Sep 2006

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An NDP-sponsored bill aims to boost child care from a patchwork of services to a national program through a law similar to the Canada Health Act. The draft legislation, Bill 303, is designed to bring much-needed standards and guarantees to child care across the country.

The NDP introduced the Early Learning and Child Care Act in May 2006. In a very encouraging development, opposition Bloc Québécois and Liberal MPs joined the NDP in supporting the bill at its second reading yesterday. The Bloc's support is crucial to moving Bill 303 through the minority Parliament.